Adding File Storage on your Remote Server

Faspex supports remote file storage, which means that senders can create packages with files that are stored on another server, as well as on their local machines. Remote file storage can also be used for inboxes, which are locations where packages can be received.

Note: Only registered Faspex users (such as those you have created accounts for within Faspex or imported from Directory Service) can browse remote file storage. Outside senders are not permitted to access remote file storage. Additionally, every registered Faspex user can access all file storage, which means that you cannot limit file storage access to certain registrants. However, a registered Faspex user cannot send from remote sources unless the user account is configured to Create packages from remote sources and their permission settings give them access to the source.
  1. You can add file storage to a node in either of two ways:
    • When you add a node, select Create and Add File Storage. For more information on creating a node, see Configuring a Remote Server in Faspex.
    • Click the drop-down arrow icon by the name of an existing node and select Add File Storage.
  2. In the new page, edit the name of your file storage in the Name field.
  3. Choose the directory for Click Browse and select a directory in the pop-up window. Choose one of the following options:
    • You can perform a simple search for a directory by entering it into the name field and clicking Search.
    • You can perform an advanced search by clicking the Show Filters link, and entering your criteria.
    • You can sort the directory list by Name, Type, Largest first, Smallest first, Newest first, or Oldest first in descending order.
    Important: You are only be able to browse within the docroot that was associated with your transfer service user and API username.
    Note: Directory / means the docroot, not the root directory of the node.
    Once you have found your directory, select it and click Select.
  4. Optional: Select Enable linking to enable symlinks for Linux nodes. This setting is ignored if the option is not supported by the node (in other words, non-Linux nodes).
  5. Optional: If you are using this file storage as cloud storage, select Enable cloud referencing.
    Note: For more information, see Enabling Cloud Referencing for Package Creation.
  6. Click Create File Storage.
You should now see your node and file storage listed on the File Storage page. The display shows the name and status of each node. The Active and Error links provide more detail on the node status. The display indicates which location is the current default inbox, and the permission level for access to sources in that location. By default, source directories are private.

You can configure read permissions and transfer rate limitations of your file storage by selecting the drop-down arrow next to the file storage's name and selecting Edit. For more information about configuring your file storage, see Configuring File Storage.