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Barracuda Reporting Server

Working with External Servers

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This article describes how you can add and work with external servers, where you store report logs.

Adding an External Server

Use this section to add FTP or SMB servers for storing report logs. These servers can then be selected from the Reports page. 

  1. Enter the details for the external server:
    • Server Type – Select either FTP or SMB.
    • Alias (Optional) Enter the server alias name.
    • Hostname/IP Address – Enter the FQDN or IP address of the server.
    • Port Enter the Port number of the server.
      • Default ports:
      • FTP = 21
      • smb = 445
    • Username/Password Enter a username and password with permissions to access the FTP or SMB server.
      As a best practice, use a unique account for this integration point and grant it the least level of privileges required, coordinating with the FTP or SMB administrator. This account requires read and write privileges on the FTP or SMB server only for the specific path you indicate in the next field. For additional information, see Security for Integrating with Other Systems - Best Practices.
    • Folder/Path Enter the directory path location, including forward slashes (/).
  2. Click Add Server to add the server to the External Servers table.
  3. Click Test Server to test the server connection.

External Servers

The list of external servers you have defined on this page for reports. Fields in the table include:

  • Alias  Alias name for the server.
  • Hostname/IP Address  The FQDN or IP address of the server.
  • Type The type of external server, either FTP or SMB.
  • Port  Port number for the external server.
  • Folder/Path  Directory path location.
  • Actions - Actions you can take on the external server:
    • Edit  Make any changes to the server details in the top part of this page. You can test the server again, if needed. 
      Be sure to click Save Changes when you have finished.
    • Remove  Removes the link between the external server and this Barracuda Reporting Server. 

      Note: If you remove an external server, any reports that were pointing to it will be disabled. They will still be listed in the Scheduled Reports list on the Reports page, but they cannot run without your specifying a new external server.
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