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  • Started 12 years ago by Wheat
  • Latest reply 10 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • Wheat Member

    How can I use Fetch (3.x or 4.x) to transfer a file directly from one FTP server to another, without downloading or uploading anything to my local hard drive?

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Fetch 4.0.1 has that capability, but it is disabled by default because it is only compatible with some servers and networks. To turn the feature on, run this AppleScript:

    tell application "Fetch 4.0.1"
    set direct server to server transfers to true
    end tell

    Then you can open connections to both servers and drag items between the two windows.

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • Wheat Member

    Very cool. I have just become the administrator for the two domains that our company owns, and often I need to swap files from one to the other that may be as much as 6 MB in size.

    We are using Earthlink as our host. What questions do I need to ask their tech support people to find out if we can use Fetch for this purpose?

    Thanks,

    Wheat Williams

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    You can go ahead and try it. If it doesn't work it is probably because one or both of the servers are configured to not make transfers to any address except the address of the logged-in client (i.e. your Mac). This is considered a security precaution (even though I don't know of any actual instances of the mechanism being abused) and can probably be disabled in the server's configuration file.

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • beeb Member

    Hi

    I am interested in finding out more about transferring files from server to server. I take it that if the relevant option in obscure options is checked, then all I need to do is have the two connections open and drag and drop? Is it that easy?

    How will I know if the file is being transferred via my computer if one of the servers does not support this action?

    If it is being transferred via my computer would this be because one of the server does not support this type of transfer or is it because I am doing it wrong? :D

    Thanks for your help.

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Yes, it's that easy.

    If the servers don't support it you will either get an error or Fetch will fall back to transfering the file indirectly (from one server to your Mac, then from your Mac to the other server). You can tell that is happening if the progress donut fills in (when the transfer is direct Fetch does not know how much progress the servers have made until the transfer is done).

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 10 years ago #

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