1. Send new files added on Dropbox to FTP / SFTP
  2. Send new files added on FTP / SFTP to Dropbox

Send files from Dropbox to a FTP / SFTP server

When a new file is added to a Dropbox folder > Send to a FTP or SFTP server. At the moment, you can use our EasyFTP integration with Zapier or IFTTT to accomplish this.

How to Dropbox > FTP step-by-step

Zapier walkthrough video

  1. Create an EasyFTP Account
  2. Create your first FTP connection by specifying configuration details for your FTP server:
    • Protocol - FTP, FTPS, or SFTP
    • Address / Host
    • Username
    • Password or SSH Key (with optional passphrase)
    • Default path (optional)
    • Custom name to reference this connection (optional)
    • Custom color to reference this connection (optional)
  3. Save your connection info
  4. Test your connection by clicking the "Test Connection" button. If there is any issue connecting follow the helpful messages you receive or reach out to EasyFTP support via chat or email.
  5. Once you confirm via testing you are able to connect you are ready to use the connection in Zapier.
  6. Create a Zap where your trigger step is for Dropbox > New File in Folder Trigger.
  7. Choose EasyFTP as your action step to send the file to.
  8. Choose and connect your EasyFTP account to Zapier.
  9. In the "Set up action" step of the Zap you can fill out the fields like this:
    1. Choose the connection you created at easyftp.io as the destination FTP, FTPS, or SFTP server.
    2. For File, choose either a URL to the File or the File Object from your earlier step of the Zap.
    3. For Folder Path, specify the folder path on the FTP server where you want files to be uploaded to.
    4. For Overwrite, choose if you want to overwrite existing files with the same name or not. If you choose "No", then if a file comes in the with the same name the file will not be uploaded. You can get around this by making the Custom File Name unique with Zapier or using our dynamic syntax.
    5. For Custom File Name, this is optional. It is helpful to set this value if the File URL / File does not end with the actual filename you want. Or if you want to make the filename something custom. Example value: leads_{MM}_{DD}_{YYYY}.csv
    6. For Custom File Extension, this is optional. It is helpful to set this value if the File URL / File / Filename does not have a file extension or you need to explicity set the file extension. Example value: .pdf
  10. Test the Zapier action. You should receive a success message that a file transfer was queued and should see your example file on your FTP server shortly. If you receive an error, click to view details and follow any suggestions in the error message. If you need any help please reach our to EasyFTP support via chat or email on easyftp.io
  11. Turn your Zap on!

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