[thelist] ftp synchronization tool

Raditha Dissanayake jabber at raditha.com
Thu Sep 25 22:31:59 CDT 2003


Tony is right about ftp voyager it can handle this. Joshua suggested 
wget and that too is a pretty good option. Another option is to use a 
windows scheduled task with the built in ftp client that comes with it. 
It's no where as sophisticated as commercial sftp or ftp software but 
can do the job if you spend some time on it.

Tony Crockford wrote:

> On Thu, 25 Sep 2003 11:51:47 -0300, Sarah <poohbear at designshift.com> 
> wrote:
>  [1] if you tick "compare time"
>>> what scenario specifically won't it do? because I would recommend it 
>>> heartily.
>> Unfortunately, the site I am trying to synchronize has thousands of 
>> files, in particular one directory which contains about 2500 
>> documents which are constantly being added, updated, deleted by the 
>> site admins. The reason I am looking for an ftp synchronizer is so 
>> that I can just do the synchronizing automatically, without having to 
>> "supervise". My other option is to just delete the entire site from 
>> the remote server and upload it fresh, but I am trying to save time 
>> and bandwidth. My main goal is to avoid uploading files which are 
>> already on the remote server, and are the same as those on the local 
>> server.
>> Sarah
> So in ftp voyager you'd synch folders - it lists differences between 
> server and local in two different windows - you hit the remote sync 
> button - it only uploads files that are not on the remote or are 
> different (older / newer) whatever.
> if you want to automate it you'd set up a scheduled action to 
> synchronize the remote folder to your local folder.
> The synch action (you can have several)  can take the parameters 
> previously mentioned - e.g. only upload files that don't exist or are 
> newer than on the remote.  Is that not what you want?
> Or am I missing something fundamental?
> ;o)
> Tony

Drag and Drop File Uploader.

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