The LabVIEW Real-Time Engine that runs on the CompactRIO, PXI, FieldPoint, and Compact FieldPoint LabVIEW Real-Time controllers has a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server. You can access the FTP server using any standard FTP utility for transferring files to and from the hard drive or compact flash. The following sections demonstrate how to download files from and upload files to your LabVIEW Real-Time target using various FTP clients.
Note: For LabVIEW Real-Time 6.1 and earlier, the file name must be in the DOS 8.3 format. Using this format, names cannot be longer than 8 characters. For example, the regular LabVIEW file path would be c:\Progra~1\nation~1\LabVIEW. You also must provide the correct password when opening a connection to the PXI controller if the configuration is locked in MAX or FieldPoint Explorer.