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  • Started 13 years ago by Mike
  • Latest reply 13 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • Mike Member

    Hi.
    The mirror command seems like a great feature but I am having some problems.
    When I set the "mirror folder" to automatically update changed or new files on my websites root folder on my hard drive, with those on the server - it spins and whirrs and does stuff and I can see it putting files. OK. But - if, immediately after, I do another mirror command for exactly the same unchanged folder, it spins and whirrs and "puts" more files.
    Why is Fetch still "putting" files up to the server whan nothing has changed in the root folder?
    Does having different times zones on local computer and server pose a problem with syncronization?
    Also - you can't see which files it is uploading. Any way around this?

    Thank you

    Mike

    Posted 13 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    I'd be interested in seeing a transcript of a session that has this behavior (you can email it to jim@fetchsoftworks.com for privacy if you like). It could be that the server does not support the MDTM (modification date and time) command, and so Fetch can't be sure that the file is up to date.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 13 years ago #

  • DigitalVisionary Member

    Hmmmm....

    I need more info on this. I am having the exact opposite problem.

    I love the mirror feature, just double-click "Mirror Doc" and presto! BUT, Fetch won't update/replace my modified files. It will upload any new html/graphic files, but I have to manually replace each html file that was modified. Real bummer.

    Of course, I could opt to upload entire folder, if I have the time. ;-)

    The previous post about the server not supporting date and time seems to be the culprit. Correct?
    Anyway around this?

    regards,
    MAJ

    Posted 13 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Yes, that does seem likely. I'd need to look at a transcript to be sure. There's no workaround right now, but I'm planning on improving the mirror feature in the next major release.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 13 years ago #

  • DigitalVisionary Member

    Well, on further investigation...

    In Fetch's ftp window, the files and folders on the remote server all have dates listed. And, proper dates, I might add.

    Still, the mirroring will not update/replace the older file. I'm obviously missing something here.

    BTW, what do you mean by *transcript*? Is this info I can provide?

    Anyhow, as regards improving the mirroring feature in the next release, if it was actually working for me, I can't imagine how it could be improved. :-)

    Thanks,
    MAJ

    Posted 13 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Fetch has two ways to find out a file's modification date, from the file list and from the MDTM command. The MDTM command is the preferred option, because it takes time zones into account automatically. However Fetch should use the file list dates when MDTM is not available.

    You can reveal the transcript by choosing "Fetch Transcript" from the Window menu.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 13 years ago #

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