When you do a route such as
And there is a failure with connecting to the remote FTP server. The existing Error handling in Camel is based on when a message is being routed.
The FTP component have a few options (maximumReconnectAttempts, reconnectDelay to control number of retries and delay in between.
But you can also plugin your own implementation and determine what to do using the pollStrategy option which has more documentation here.