FTP Access

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As a user, you have the opportunity to use an image optimized by ProfitBricks or to select another and upload via ProfitBricks’ FTP server.

All kinds of users (Contract Holders and their users) can upload images on the FTP servers. After images are uploaded, they can be assigned and made available in User Management or in the Image Manager.


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FTP Server

There is a FTP repository for each Data Center region. Please note that in order to make an image available in multiple regions it is necessary to upload the image into the corresponding repository.

The FTP path details can be displayed as follows: Login to the Data Center Designer and click on the “Help” button located on the top navigation menu. Select the “FTP Image Upload” from the drop-down menu.

This will display a pop-up window with the details for each Data Center region and the FTP paths.

Alternatively, it is also possible to obtain the FTP path details when provisioning a new storage device within a new or existing virtual datacenter. To do this, simply click on the virtual disk to display the properties on the right hand side and select “FTP Image Upload” from the Image drop-down menu.

This will display the FTP path details for the current virtual data center region.

Usage

The FTP Server has two folders. One is for HDD images and one is for ISO images.

After uploading, these HDD or ISO images are converted to RAW format. This means, above all, that the dynamic HDD Images are always used at their largest size. A dynamic image might have a source file size of only 3 GB, but will still display as 50 GB after converting from a 50 GB hard disk.

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FTP Folder
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FTP Files

FTP over TLS / FTPS

The ProfitBricks FTP Server supports encrypted FTPS (FTP+TLS) for image uploads.

Images

The following characters are possible for use with your HDD or ISO images: a-z A-Z 0-9 - . / _ ( ) # ~ + = a space

HDD Images

"The following image types can be used:

ISO 9660 CD ROM

VMWare Disk Image

QEMU QCOW Image

Microsoft Disk Image

UDF File systems

RAW Disk Image

Parallels Disk Image."

ISO Images

In addition to hard disk images, you are also able to upload ISO images. You can then install an operating system or other software directly to Storages from an virtual CD ROM drive.

Manage Images

ISO and HDD images are easily managed via the Image Manager.

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