Uploads to EFT Server fail if file with same name exists during RENAME operation


THE INFORMATION IN THIS ARTICLE APPLIES TO:

  • EFT Server version 6.3.1 and later
  • EFT v4.x to v7.4.x stores advanced properties in the registry.
  • EFT v8.x stores Advanced Properties in a JSON file.
    • When you upgrade from EFT v7.4.x to EFT v8, the non-default settings that you have defined in the registry will be added to the Advanced Properties file during upgrade. (Default settings are part of the EFT configuration files.)
      Please refer to the EFT help for a spreadsheet of advanced properties for your version of EFT.

DISCUSSION

EFT Server has historically not supported overwriting of an existing file during a RENAME operation. If the target destination for the RENAME operation contained a file with that same name, EFT Server will error and preserve the existing file.

Use the following registry value to cause RENAME to overwrite a file with the same name.

32-bit: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\GlobalSCAPE Inc.\EFT Server 4.0

64-bit: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\GlobalSCAPE Inc.\EFT Server 4.0

DWORD ReplaceExistingOnRename

If value is missing or zero = legacy behavior; otherwise RENAME will overwrite an existing file.