Data Transfer Utility
What Is the DTU?
The Data Transfer Utility
(DTU) is a Secure-FTP-based application that allows users to move zipped data
files from their local system to TSDS.
All data that is sent to TSDS
must be loaded to the Operational
Data Store (ODS). From the ODS, the data is promoted to one of TSDS's data
collections, like PEIMS,
PET, or the
How Do I Install the DTU?
The DTU must be installed on the
same server as the Local
Staging Area (the directory where users place their data extracts for
loading to the ODS). The server must be running the Windows Platform
operating system, and eScholar recommends that the folder name where
the DTU is install should have no spaces or special characters.
addition, the DTU installer will detect Java 1.6 and install it, if needed.
NOTE: There is a known issue with the DTU Installer with
Windows Server Data Center addition, which requires that a registry setting must
be manually added.
The DTU archives files per collection by creating a zip file
in the “TMP” folder under DTU installation directory.
configuration panel, if the “Remove archive files after the transfer” checkbox
is checked, the DTU will delete zip files under the “TMP” folder after the
If it is not checked, the DTU will not delete the zip file.
The DTU does not delete the original files selected for an on-demand
For scheduled transfers, the DTU
creates a zip file per collection under the scheduled task’s folder. The DTU
deletes the original files and creates an archive folder under the original
The DTU places the zip files it transfers into the
archive folder. These zip files are not deleted by the DTU: the
LEA can retain or delete these files as desired.
for Scheduled Transfers
eScholar recommends saving all files scheduled
for load to TSDS for a minimum of 10 days in case of error.
The DTU connects to TEA via Secure FTP using a
service account managed by TEAL. There is one service account per LEA.
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