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Feature or New Product Request (3 posts)
- Started 5 years ago by Chris
- Latest reply 4 years ago from Chris
I love Fetch, but I would also love something that could sync my files between my computer and my web site. Especially if it would monitor the web site and delete new files that don't match and overwrite files that are modified where the files don't match my local copies. Also prevent any changes in file permissions on the web site by resetting them if they are modified remotely.
Basically it would be a security system for my web site. It wouldn't allow changes that didn't happen on my local folder ,obviously with features like 'notify when remote file changes', 'notify when new files appear' or 'fully automatic'. And with settings for what type of files could be generated and not auto deleted (like jpg's that may be uploaded through the site, or txt log files that might be generated)
This would be something I would want to run in the background to monitor my site and alert me to any unusual file activity. It could also help fend off a hacker until the security hole could be fixed.
I know this isn't what Fetch does, but you guys have the best FTP I've seen and if anyone could do something like this right it would be you. And YES I would pay for a program like this, I've been looking for one for a while now and it's not available.
Scott McGuire Administrator
Thanks for the thoughts and suggestions, and kind words about Fetch.
While it's not a full website monitoring tool like you envision, Fetch does have a feature that will only upload new and changed files from your Mac to your server (and optionally delete files that aren't in the source folder). It's called Mirror, and you can learn more about it by reading the Mirror window introduction or Mirror window in-depth help topics.
And you can use iCal (a calendar and scheduling application that is part of Mac OS X) to tell Fetch to mirror your website folder(s) automatically, if you want. See the scheduling automatic transfers with iCal help topic for information about how to set that up.
As I said, the Mirror feature doesn't do everything you envision, but you might find it useful for doing some of what you want.
Please let us know if you have questions about the Mirror feature.
Awesome! I had no idea Fetch did that.
I'll look into it, thanks for the tip!
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