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FTS version 2.1 Release Information

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See TransferOperations

Release Status

Version 2.1 of FTS is available from


Changes from release 2.0 are described in FtsChangesFrom20To21.

Software installation and configuration

Deployment scenarios

Possible deployment scenarios are shown in FtsServiceDeploymentModel

Server upgrade from 2.0

Version 2.1 requires SLC4, therefore software upgrade is not possible, however the database of Version 2.0 can be upgraded and the YAIM configuration reused.

The schema upgrade would be explained, when you run the Yaim configuration of the FTS web service. If the schema upgrade is required, then Yaim will prompt you with a similar message:

Database schema is using the old 3.1.0 version. If you have just upgraded to 3.1.0 from 3.0.0, 
then yep, please run the below to further upgrade the schema to the final 3.2.0.
Please upgrade to 3.2.0 using the command (assuming yaim is configured to use the schema owner account):
   sqlplus "schema_owner/schema_password@connect_string" @/opt/glite/etc/glite-data-transfer-fts/schema/oracle/oracle-upgrade_3.1.0-3.2.0.sql
NOTE! This operation is irreversible!

  • If you are upgrading from an earlier version, then please run the configuration script repeatedly. It will guide you through the upgrade steps.
  • You should use the schema account (if separated from the normal service account) for the upgrade.
  • Back up your database before upgrading.

New installation

Known issues

A current list of known issues with FTS 2.1 is tracked in FtsKnownIssues21.


  • Server administration (starting, stopping, logfiles, etc) is described in FtsServerAdmin20 (not release specific).
  • Channel administration is described in FtsChannelAdmin20 (not release specific)
  • VO administration functions are described in FtsVOAdmin20 (not release spcific)
  • Administrators tool pack has coming.. details are in FtsAdminTools21.
  • Procedures for administrators are available. FtsProcedures20 (not release specific).

Client compatability

The supported compatability between different versions of FTS client and server software is described in FtsClientCompatabilityMatrix.

Oracle validation

The 2.1 FTS has been validated:

  • using 10gR2 Oracle InstantClient ( against Oracle Enterprise RAC database.

For production WLCG activity, we recommend the use of Oracle Enterprise.

For production activities of smaller VOs, see FtsRelease20OracleXE (not release specific).


Frequently asked questions are given in DMFtsSupport.

FTS checking scripts

FTS diagnosis and checking scripts are in FtsDiagnosisScripts.

FTS community tools

A set of plug-in tools for monitoring what is happening on the FTS are described in FtsTools20.

Transfer Service

What channels should I set up?

The channels to setup for an example Tier-1 site are described in FtsServerDeployExampleTier1.

Channel Resolution

You can find a description of the channel resolution order for groups and catch-all channels in FtsChannelResolution.

FTS service dependencies

The dependencies of the FTS software on other software components is described in FtsServiceDependencies.

FTS service review

The load-balancing features, deployment recommendations and impact of service interventions are described in FtsServiceReview20 (not release specific).


See FtsSupport for the support emails.

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