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Ghosting on the Hosting (6 posts)

  • Started 7 years ago by Earthcat
  • Latest reply 7 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • Earthcat Member

    I started an account on Internet Archives to archive my podcasts. I put a couple of episodes up, worked great. Went back later and I when I log in the ia...site# is ghosted in the path. I have uploaded anyway to see what would happen and the file shows up as on the server, main page still ghosted and the episode does not show up on the Internet Archive page. I get no help from them, I know they are doing a great service and they don't have a big staff. So can any of you fellow Fetch users understand what's going on here?

    Thanks,
    G.

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    I'm sorry, but just to clarify... is this a problem you're seeing in Fetch, or on the Internet Acrhives page?

    If it's in Fetch, could you describe in more detail exactly which part of Fetch is being ghosted?

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Earthcat Member

    I'm really not sure where the problem comes from. Thought I'd see if anyone here has come across this. When i connect, I will be on a blank folder, when I click on the Path, I can see the the top level named ia..#-/ but it is ghosted and i can't get to it in order to upload.

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    It sounds like maybe you're connecting to the wrong folder for uploading.

    Looking at the Internet Archive's FAQ page, it sounds like you must "create item" and get special log in information for each new file you want to upload; that is, the conneciton information you need to use for the new file might not be the same as what you used for the previous file.

    I'd try looking at their FAQ on uploading content at:

    http://www.archive.org/about/faqs.php#Uploading_Content

    And make sure you are following the steps in the "How to upload via archive.org" section exactly. Also see the "I'm having trouble uploading via FTP. What tips can you give me?" section.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Earthcat Member

    Thanks for you help. You've gone out of your way, being that this doesn't look like a Fetch problem. I appreciate that.

    For future information. IA says that one can use an FTP program to upload files. The one response I got from them, awhile back, I was told that the folders came in pairs, I guess one as a back-up. The numbers for the log-in page are consecutive. But I found the same result when logging in to either folder.

    I started a new page with them and uploaded all the audio I have so far at once via their browser upload. That worked. But I have yet to try to send more audio. What I need to happen is for it all to end up on the one page for download. It looks like I won't be able to use Fetch in the process and that should be alright as long as the uploaded individual files stay below 100mb.

    Thanks again.

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    I agree from reading their help pages that it sounded like using their web interface to upload would produce better results; and I'm glad to hear that worked for you.

    It sounds like their upload process is kind of non-standard, despite what they say about using regular FTP programs.

    Good luck, and please let us know if we can be of assistance in the future.

    Best,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

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