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Copying from within our FTP site using Fetch 5 (2 posts)
- Started 10 years ago by guest
- Latest reply 10 years ago from Jim Matthews
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We run a site whereby we load radio and TV audio for a number of different radio and TV stations. We have occasions where a number of stations are going to be airing the same audio, but want it in their own private folders..(that's normal). We want to be able to load the file to station 'A' and then simply copy that file to station 'B' 'C' 'D' and 'E' without having to load each stations file independently. AND quickly, in essence as opposed to a reloading time..... we'd like to do it in 'copy' time, almost instantly. Is this possible or not? thanks in advance.
Jim Matthews Administrator
If you are using FTP (not SFTP), and your server allows it, you should be able to do direct server-to-server transfers that would happen in "copy" time. You would need to check the "Use direct server-to-server transfers" box in the Obscure section of Preferences. Then you'd open two connections, navigate to the two different station folders, and drag the file from one to the other with the Option key down (telling Fetch to copy the file instead of just moving it).
If it does not work it may be that the FTP server is configured to block "proxy FTP". You can ask the server administrator to change that.
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