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Mirror doc "puts" entire folder (3 posts)
- Started 9 years ago by Benson
- Latest reply 9 years ago from Benson
I have a saved mirror document used to update website xyz.com to a folder in public_html. Mirror doc seems to transfer both changed and unchanged items. The mirror process appears to "check" then "put" every source folder item, even when only a few items in Source were changed. All items in both the xyz.com folder and the index.html file check and put.
I saved the Mirror doc to desktop after first use.
I establish ftp connection to server with shortcut, navigate to target folder, then launch the saved mirror doc from desktop. After mirror update completes, I do not click "save".
Any help or comment appreciated.
Scott McGuire Administrator
As I recall, you're using iWeb to create your website.
Fetch's Mirror command compares the modification dates of local files with the modification dates of the files on the server as one of the criteria for whether the file should be uploaded or not.
Unfortunately, when you make changes to your website in iWeb and re-publish it, iWeb recreates every file, instead of just updating the files that changed. That means every file in your webpage folder has a new modification date, so they all appear to be new to the Mirror command, and it uploads all the files again.
Unfortunately, there isn't anything Fetch can do about this - and we wish we could, because as you've noticed, it means the Mirror command isn't very useful for iWeb-generated websites.
Sorry, I wish I had a better answer for you... please let us know if you have any further questions.
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