Friday, October 31, 2014

Oracle MFT 12c: Getting started with Oracle Manage File Transfer 12c

In large organization sometimes there is a requirement to transfer the files from one location to another location and file in source location is in different format than at destination for example at source destination the file may be .zip and in the destination you have to save in .xml. Oracle Managed File Transfer is one of the utility which provide this functionality and many more.

Oralce MFT Features

  • You can schedule the file transfer.
  • Resubmitting the transfer to redeliver the file.
  • Compression and decompression of file.
  • Encryption and decryption of files.
  • Archiving, renaming and deletion.
  • you can pause and resume the file transfer.
  • Detailed auditing and reports of file transfer.
  • Transfer of files from single source to multiple targets.

Components of Oracle MFT

Oracle MFT Artifacts

There are three main artifacts which are used for Managed File Transfer:

Source: It defines the origin of file i.e. location of the file which is going to picked by MFT server.

Transfer: This artifacts links one source to one or more targets. You can also create the content filters or can perform the actions like encryption/decryption or compresseion/decompression.

Targets: It is the destination location where the transfer put the file or the content.

Embedded Ftp and sFtp server in weblogic

In Oracle MFT 12c these two servers are embedded to weblogic can be used as one of the source artifacts, you need to configure host, port, user access to the directories in the MFT console as shown below:

By default the Ftp server is up and running, the only thing required for the Ftp server is location i.e. you have to pass the source location of files, default location is set to /u01/app/oracle/Middleware/Oracle_Home/user_projects/domains/base_domain/mft/ftp_root/payloads. You can change this location if you want.

Monitoring and Reports

In Oracle MFT you get the separate page view or dashboard to monitor the mft instances. You can closely watch Source, Transfer and Targets instances separately. You can monitor the following things:

  • Success and failure instances for the source, transfer and target. You can also check the frequency of the statistics.
  • Dashboard got the separate error information table, so you can easily locate the error instances.
  • Separate view of active deliveries progress table.
  • Report generation for all or individual deliveries.


1 comment:

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