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Automatic upload (6 posts)

  • Started 6 years ago by Bill0722
  • Latest reply 6 years ago from Bill0722
  • Bill0722 Member

    I am using the latest version. I want Fetch to run each night at a certain time, check on a couple of files on my local machine, and if they have changed, automatically upload them to my site. Is this possible?

    Thanks, Bill

    Posted 6 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Bill,

    Fetch does not have a built-in scheduler for uploading, but you could accomplish this using Automator or AppleScript (to tell Fetch to do the uploading) - or possibly a Fetch mirror document - and iCal to make it happen automatically each night.

    If you're interested, I can give you more detailed instructions.

    I do have some questions that will help guide my further answers...

    Are the files in the same folder on your Mac?

    Do you want to upload them to the same folder on the server?

    And would it be acceptable if the files were always uploaded, even if they hadn't changed, or are they too large to always upload?

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 6 years ago #

  • Bill0722 Member

    Yes, the files can be in the same folder and yes they can go to the same folder.
    And yes, they can be uploaded every night, changed or not.

    Thanks

    Bill

    Posted 6 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Bill,

    Great, if the files are in the same folder and going to the same folder, or if it's okay to upload them all the time, then that simplifies things.

    I will work on writing up detailed instructions for you; I'll post again when they are ready.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 6 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Bill,

    I have finished the detailed instructions on setting up scheduled transfers with Fetch and iCal. Thanks for your patience. You can read them here:

    http://www.fetchsoftworks.com/FetchWebHelp/Contents/Tutorial/ScheduledTransfers.html

    In your case, you could either move the files to the same folder and set up a Mirror operation to upload the files to the server, or you could leave the files where they are and create an Automator workflow to upload them. Then you can use iCal to schedule the transfers specified by either the mirror document or the Automator workflow. The instructions provide links to steps for setting up either.

    The advantage of mirroring is that it will only upload the files if they have changed; but as I said, you'd have to move the files to the same folder.

    Anyway, I hope you find the instructions helpful, and please let me know if you have any questions or feedback.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 6 years ago #

  • Bill0722 Member

    Scott,
    Thanks alot. This looks great. I'll try it out this weekend and let you know how it works.

    Bill

    Posted 6 years ago #

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