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How do folders/files get updated/replaced? (3 posts)
- Started 8 years ago by guyp63
- Latest reply 8 years ago from guyp63
If I have a folder on my server, called 'administration', which contains various files and sub-folders,
I have a folder on my local hard disc, also called called 'administration', which I’ve downloaded and which contains *some* updated files, and some updated files within sub-folders (also relating to the names of sub-folders on the server).
If I simply upload the administration folder on my hard disc straight to my server will it simply replace the original folder with the new one, thus deleting all the other unchanged files that were on the server and thus breaking my installation, or will it upload only the changed stuff and leave the other folder and files alone - thus allowing me to quickly update my installation?
Or do I need to be using mirring, or upload every file at a time to replace the server files? I'm using Fetch, er, 3.03.
Hope this makes sense.
Jim Matthews Administrator
If you upload a folder, and a folder by that name already exists on the server, Fetch will not delete the existing folder and all its contents. Files in the folder you upload will replace files of the same name on the server, but other files on the server will be left alone.
Thanks - and does the same apply for the nested directories?
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