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Samba / FTP backups for proxy appliance

I am trying to setup backups for forcepoint appliances. I have an option to choose FTP or Samba, I tired Samba share it didnt work, it kept showing Unknown error, I want either of them to work, I have installed Fillezille if required for FTP backups, I searched online there is not much information. I have shared the folder where the backups will get saved, it has permission for Authenticated users and Administrators, do I have to add any other group? I am adding local IP address of server under Host: Path: network path where I have shared the folder, Username/Password: Admin password, under Alias: I just put description like Backups, anything I am doing wrong?User generated image

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Samba means you have to publish a cifs share on the system and allow the device to access it in read/write mode,

FTP deals the same vsftp D configured to accept connection for the user you specified.
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Thanks, we have lots of firewall ACL / NAT rules, so trying to avoid making it complicated.
which would be easier (Samba / FTP) and what are the steps to configure it? any article which have steps listed? thanks.
FTP is a two port/tunnel connection.
Samba is potentially simpler.

What is the network relative  location between the two systems?

Besides the network related ACLs/firewalls the system where samba or FTP is being setup also may have a software firewall, iptables, firewalld, sfw, etc.
Create a share on a Windows system if that is the destination where the backups should be created
Try
\\systemname\sharename
Username/password that you restrict access to the share (share permission, security settings)
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Thanks, I already tried it. for Samba share.
What happened? Did you allow smb through the windows firewall, the issue might be that the setup can only establish a connection to the share over smbv1
Meaning, potentially the Windows firewall needto be so configured and the system has to have smbv1 enable (since it is an insecure, newer system have it disabled )

Much depends on options available to you and relative location of the system that is hosting the share and the device that will be using it as a storage to which the backups will be written.

Many things are possible, an FTP server setup on a Windows system through an iiis component ...

Understanding the network and interactions is required to assess and possibly resolve issues that might be impeding ...
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Its windows 2016 server. I have checked the status of SMB through powershell.
"Get-WindowsFeature | Where-Object {$_.name -eq "FS-SMB1"} | ft Name,Installstate"
its showing its installed.


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