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  • Started 5 years ago by RandyHoward
  • Latest reply 5 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • RandyHoward Member

    A coworker is having some issues with her Fetch. We have a bunch of dwg files that we are uploading to our server. Every time she uploads the files they upload as text and consequentially get corrupted. When I use my copy of Fetch they upload as binary and work fine. We are both using version 5.3 and I have checked our preferences and both are set to automatic detection. Since they work fine from my machine I assume this isn't a problem with the file itself. I have tried setting her preferences to upload as binary instead of automatic, yet the files still upload as text. I've also tried setting the mode under the Remote menu to binary and that doesn't work either. Any thoughts on this issue would be greatly appreciated.

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Randy,

    Please have the coworker try the following advice:

    When you use the Put command, change the setting of the "If a file already exists:" menu to "Replace existing file". Do not use "Pick a different name".

    When this menu is set to Pick a different name, Fetch asks the server to pick a new name for your files if ones with the same name already exist, so that your existing files are not replaced. Unfortunately, some servers pick names that have little relation to the file's original name, and do this for every file regardless of whether it's necessary. And the new file names are always listed as text files.

    Please let us know if this doesn't fix the problem, and we will investigate further.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • RandyHoward Member

    Thanks Scott, unfortunately that doesn't help, it still uploads it as a text file. She even trashed the Fetch application and reinstalled it. However, she did not trash the preference files when she did that because we didn't want to lose all of the ftp shortcuts that we have stored. Do you think that getting rid of the preferences would help? Would hate to have to setup all those shortcuts again.

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Randy,

    Let's hold off on trashing the preferences file for now.

    We'd like to see a Fetch transcript of the upload of one of these files, which will help us diagnose the problem. The transcript is a log of Fetch's communication with the server.

    Please do the following (on your coworker's machine):

    * Quit Fetch, if it's running.
    * Open Fetch again.
    * Connect to your server.
    * Upload one of the problem files.
    * Go to the Window menu, and choose Fetch Transcript.
    * Copy the entire contents of the transcript window, and paste them into a reply to this message.

    We'll take a look and see if we can figure out what's going on.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • RandyHoward Member

    Scott,

    Here is the transcript. She said this transcript also includes where she pulled the file back down after uploading it to see if it corrupted it...it did. Thanks for all of your help.

    Fetch 5.3 (5D161) Intel running on Mac OS X 10.5.6 (9G55) Intel English
    StuffIt Engine 0x820, StuffIt SDK Version 10.1.1b1
    Partial serial FETCH5X001-3Z5W-ZDLS T
    Connecting to 161.58.179.221 port 21 (Mac OS X firewall is allowing connections) (3/12/09 6:33:35 PM)
    Connected to 161.58.179.221 port 21 (3/12/09 6:33:35 PM)
    220 Serv-U FTP Server v6.3 for WinSock ready...
    USER lisaftp
    331 User name okay, need password.
    PASS
    230 User logged in, proceed.
    SYST
    215 UNIX Type: L8
    PWD
    257 "/c:" is current directory.
    MACB ENABLE
    500 'MACB': command not understood.
    CWD www/clients/
    250 Directory changed to /c:/www/clients
    PWD
    257 "/c:/www/clients" is current directory.
    TYPE A
    200 Type set to A.
    PASV
    227 Entering Passive Mode (161,58,179,221,17,10)
    Making data connection to 161.58.179.221 port 4362
    LIST -al
    150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for /bin/ls.
    drw-rw-rw- 1 user group 0 Mar 12 09:34 .
    drw-rw-rw- 1 user group 0 Mar 12 09:34 ..
    -rw-rw-rw- 1 user group 20163 Dec 2 2005 Ipswitch, Inc_ - In-Service Migration Tool.htm
    drw-rw-rw- 1 user group 0 Dec 2 2005 Ipswitch, Inc_ - In-Service Migration Tool_files
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    drw-rw-rw- 1 user group 0 Jun 12 2005 XML
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    drw-rw-rw- 1 user group 0 Jul 29 2007 theassemblyhouse.com
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    drw-rw-rw- 1 user group 0 May 27 2008 whitemyer.com
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    226 Transfer complete.
    PASV
    227 Entering Passive Mode (161,58,179,221,17,79)
    Making data connection to 161.58.179.221 port 4431
    STOR das4.dwg
    150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for das4.dwg.
    226 Transfer complete.
    Transfer of das4.dwg (41,129 bytes, 41,129 bytes/sec, 0:01 elapsed) completed at 3/12/09 6:33:51 PM
    TYPE I
    200 Type set to I.
    SIZE das4.dwg
    213 41129
    MDTM das4.dwg
    213 20090312223353
    PASV
    227 Entering Passive Mode (161,58,179,221,17,169)
    Making data connection to 161.58.179.221 port 4521
    RETR das4.dwg
    150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for das4.dwg (41129 Bytes).
    226 Transfer complete.
    Transfer of das4.dwg (41,129 bytes, 41,129 bytes/sec, 0:01 elapsed) completed at 3/12/09 6:34:04 PM
    SIZE das4.dwg
    213 41129
    MDTM das4.dwg
    213 20090312223353
    PASV
    227 Entering Passive Mode (161,58,179,221,17,215)
    Making data connection to 161.58.179.221 port 4567
    RETR das4.dwg
    150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for das4.dwg (41129 Bytes).
    226 Transfer complete.
    Transfer of das4.dwg (41,129 bytes, 0 bytes/sec, 0:00 elapsed) completed at 3/12/09 6:34:30 PM
    PWD
    257 "/c:/www/clients" is current directory.
    Update check skipped at 03/12/2009 06:35 PM (next check after 03/20/2009 04:00 AM)
    PWD
    257 "/c:/www/clients" is current directory.

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Randy,

    Thanks for the transcript.

    The problem is that for some reason .dwg files are identified as text files on your coworker's computer; I'm not sure why that is. That's why Fetch's Automatic format is doing the wrong thing; Fetch looks in the operating system to see whether .dwg files are text or binary, and it says they are text.

    The solution is to force Fetch to upload them as Binary; I realize you tried to this before, but I'd like you to try the following steps to see if they fix the problem (they may sound similar to things you've already tried, but the exact steps are important):

    * Quit Fetch.
    * Open Fetch again.
    * Go to the Fetch menu, and choose Preferences.
    * Click the Upload tab.
    * Click the Default Upload Format menu, and choose Binary.
    * Close the Preferences window.
    * Open a new connection to the server.
    * Upload a .dwg file, and download it again, to verify that it has not been corrupted.

    Please let us know if this solves the problem or not.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

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