Uploading to TARO

Transferring finished XML files to Austin with FileZilla

FileZilla is a cross-platform FTP application that allows for an SHH File Transfer Protocol. “SSH” stands for “secure shell” and is an encrypted way of communicating with remote servers versus the telnet and FTP approaches that have been around for years. For TARO repositories, this change necessitates the use of different software in order to transfer files to the TARO production server. The software is free and these pages explain how to use it.

The University of Texas Libraries have migrated all their server communications to this more secure form. The end result is a set of servers less prone to attack, thereby indirectly supporting uninterrupted and uncompromised access to the repositories’ data

Using FileZilla Client for Windows

  1. Installing FileZilla for the First Time.
  2. Configuring Filezilla for the First Time.

Uploading XML Files with FileZilla

  • If FileZilla is not open, open the FileZilla Client now.

FileZilla Desktop Icon

  • Provided that you have already configured File as described above, select your site from the drop-down site manager menu Site Manager—taro_ftp (or the name you used).

Selecting Sites

  • Enter your password in the “Password” pop-up and click “OK”.


  • FileZilla’s right window-pane (remote Web server), should display the directory you want to upload your files to. It is crucial that you are in the correct directory/subdirectory before going to the next step. Click inside the pull_down menu (highlighted in blue) and make sure that home/username (tslac..uthrc..uhme..etc) appears in the box.
  • New repositories will find the right window-pane empty with maybe a “bin” directory only, for established TARO repositories it will contain your already uploaded xml files (see figure below)

Drop Down Menu

  • When you are sure that you are in the correct directory, select the files that you would like to upload to the TARO directory. Hold the “ctrl” button to select multiple files.
  • Once the files have been selected, right click and select the upload button. The status of the uploads can be found in the lower window pane.

Uploading to TARO

  • You are done uploading. Quit Filezilla.


Exiting FileZilla


View This Video for a Complete Run Through of the Steps

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