I am trying to get a FTP site configured for the sole purpose of backing up cPanel accounts on my domain's fileserver/nas.
I installed IIS and FTP7 on a spare 2008R2 server we have in the office, and performed what I thought was a pretty basic configuration. My current problem is that I cannot get the FTP site to properly use my chosen folder location, located on a shared drive that is actually our NAS. If I have it configured to point to that folder, I get the message "530 User cannot log in, home directory inaccessible."
At first I tried giving full access/owner ship to the user I created for doing backups, then I tried connecting as my domain admin and reverted permissions to administrators, same message every time. I even mimicked the permissions on the default ftp root folder (SYSTEM as owner, then I just gave "everyone" full access)
But if I configure it to use the default FTP folder, c:\inetpub\ftproot, I can connect to the server but it still doesnt work. I get the following happen:
Status: Resolving address of ***.****.com
Status: Connecting to 50.**.**.73:****...
Status: Connection established, waiting for welcome message...
Response: 220 Microsoft FTP Service
Command: USER **backupuser**
Response: 331 Password required for **backupuser**.
Command: PASS *********
Response: 230 User logged in.
Command: OPTS UTF8 ON
Response: 200 OPTS UTF8 command successful - UTF8 encoding now ON.
Status: Retrieving directory listing...
Response: 257 "/" is current directory.
Command: TYPE I
Response: 200 Type set to I.
Response: 227 Entering Passive Mode (50,**,**,73,229,0).
Response: 150 Opening BINARY mode data connection.
(5 second pause)
Error: Connection timed out
Error: Failed to retrieve directory listing
I have set my data port range to 56000-56500 and forwarded those through my network firewall and windows firewall, as well as my ftp port (not standard)
Once I get the FTP Server working *at all* I want to get it configured to use my NAS for storage since this will be for storing backup snapshots and I want plenty of space available.
I want to add also that I was monitoring through Process Monitor and found no real issues, and also my Ftp logs show nothing of note