You can use FTP to transfer attachments and the data in cluster and pool tables from the file system on the SAP application server to the Data Archive staging area. Informatica recommends this option.
To use the FTP option, install the FTP server in the same location as the Data Archive staging area. Then, specify FTP connection details such as location and log-in credentials in the source connection parameters.
When you retire an SAP application, Data Archive first moves the files of data and attachments to the file system on the SAP application server. Then, Data Archive pushes the files and attachments to the FTP folder.
If the FTP connection fails during file transfer, Data Archive tries to reconnect three times. If Data Archive fails to reconnect on the third attempt, the retirement project fails. If the connection is reestablished, you can resume the job. The job resumes the load process from the point after the last package was successfully loaded.
For more information about the FTP option, see the chapter "SAP Application Retirement" in the