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  • Started 12 years ago by guest
  • Latest reply 12 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • guest Registered Member

    Hello,

    is Fetch 4.0.1 able to copy files into an other directory directly on the server? How can I do that?

    Regards,
    Jörg

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Fetch can move a file to a different directory on the server without requiring another upload -- just drag the file icon to the folder icon to move the file to a subdirectory, or to the folder icon above the file list to move the file to the parent directory. If you want to move the file to a directory that isn't a subdirectory or the parent directory you can make two connections to the server, navigate to the two different directories, and drag between the windows.

    If you want to duplicate a file on the server (i.e. turn one file into two identical files in different locations) things are a little trickier -- let me know if that's what you want to do.

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • guest Registered Member

    Hello,

    all I want to do is to duplicate files on the server, so that I get identical files in different locations.

    What is the best way to do this? Is this possible without an additional upload?

    Regards,
    Jörg

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Here are the steps you'd need to take:

    1) Run the SetSecretOptions script (in the Fetch Example Scripts folder) and turn on direct server-to-server transfers.

    2) Open two connections to the server, using different names. The easiest way to do this is to put a period after the name for one of the connections (so if the server name was ftp.acme.com, you'd enter "ftp.acme.com" in the Host field for one connection, and "ftp.acme.com." for the other). Navigate one connection to the folder with the file, and the other to the folder where you want to put the copy.

    3) Drag the file from one window to the other.

    I will try to make this easier in the next release.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • guest Registered Member

    Hello,

    thank you for your help. It works fine.

    Just one more question: Do I have to turn the setting "direct server-to-server transfers" off after the copying process or does it make no difference?

    Regards,
    Jörg

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    No, you don't need to turn off direct server-to-server transfers unless you have trouble dragging files between two servers.

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 12 years ago #

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