How do I handle failures when consuming for example from a FTP server

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.
In this case the error occurs before a message has been initiated and routed. So how can I control the error handling?

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.
Notice that the option pollStrategy applies for all consumers which is a ScheduledPollConsumer consumer. The page lists those.

See also

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