February 7, 2013
Remotely manage session information with FileCatalyst Server
FileCatalyst Server API/CLI now provides the ability to remotely manage session information.
Users can see server transfer rates (transmit/receive/total rates) to gauge server load. Also available is the ability to drill down into each individual session to see server activity (username, remote IP, transfer rates, and many more).
The Server API/CLI also provides methods to modify bandwidth on the fly, overriding bandwidth settings for active sessions.
-overridepriority [sessionID] [newpriority 0-10]
- overridebandwidthkbps [sessionID] [newbandwidth kbps]
- killsession [sessionID]
New Feature: Virtual Folders
Starting with v3.1, administrators will now be able to create multi-homed directories using the new virtual folders feature. This feature gives administrators the flexibility to allow users access to any required directories, while maintaining tight control over user access.
Read more on virtual folders.
FileCatalyst on the Cloud - New package options
Making the move to the cloud? We did too! Check out our flexible cloud solutions for accelerated and managed file transfer. FileCatalyst on the Cloud can be deployed in 3 easy ways:
- Nearly any public cloud solution, including Amazon, Windows Azure, and OpenStack
- An organization's private server
- FileCatalyst's hosted server, with no hardware or infrastructure required
Feature of the Month
Deliver file ASAP
Transfer speed depends on a number of factors, including client-side settings, user account configuration and available line speed. FileCatalyst Server's "Deliver ASAP" feature allows the administrator to single out specific files for fastest possible delivery.
Selecting ASAP delivery should be a rare occurrence, so the feature is not prominently displayed. Using the Server Administration GUI, choose "System Monitor" from the main navigation, then the "By Session" or "By User" tab. Right-clicking a line item shows a menu with "Override Bandwidth/Priority", which in turn reveals a "Current File" option. From there (phew!) select "Deliver ASAP".
What it does: FileCatalyst Server shares bandwidth between users according to the "priority" of individual accounts. Selecting "Deliver ASAP" ignores this division, reducing other users to a trickle and giving full priority to the selected file.
What it does NOT do: the server cannot override the maximum bandwidth as configured by the client-side software, and naturally the transfer will still be limited by line speed.
Tips and Tricks
FileCatalyst Webmail & Workflow with Java in Linux environment
After Java is installed within Linux, the system variables such as JRE_HOME and PATH are not automatically updated. This will be exhibited in the "Command not found" error, following the "java-version" command and blank line flowing "echo JRE_PATH" command.
Solution: Both variables can be created/updated in Linux, in file "/etc/environment" (if your java is installed in folder "/opt/jre"):
Read more detailed instructions in our Knowledge base.
From the Blog
Feature Highlight: Controlling Access to Content in FileCatalyst Workflow and Webmail
In FileCatalyst Workflow and Webmail, admins have the option to create group folders. This article looks at features available within group folders, including read access, write access, and user notifications.
Read more on these group folder features.
5 Ways Managed File Transfer Will Change in 2013
Managed file transfer (MFT) solutions have been around for years, but as of late we’ve noticed their growing presence in enterprise IT.
Read more on our predictions of how MFT will evolve in the coming year.
February Webinar: Using FileCatalyst Hotfolder for Remote Data Replication
February 21, 2013
FileCatalyst UK User Forum
February 25, 2013
King's Cross, London
February 26 - 28, 2013
April 8 - 11, 2013