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mirror files (2 posts)
- Started 15 years ago by egghead
- Latest reply 15 years ago from Jim Matthews
I tried the following procedure today: mirror from computer A to ftp server, then mirror from ftp server to computer B. The goal is to keep the two computers in sync without having to carry around a disk.
Problem is, all the file types get messed up. the correct icons show up in the ftp window list, but when they are mirrored down, they get changed according to some rule I don't understand. I tried setting mappings by hand, but this didn't really help.
I also got weird errors about folders being nested too deep for Fetch -- strange, because nothing should have more than 5 or 6 layers.
Also, is there some way to globally turn off post-processing for mirror operations? The last thing you need is hundreds of files being opened. Or do you need post process to get the file type and creator right?
Any help would be welcome.
Jim Matthews Administrator
For that purpose I would recommend using MacBinary format for the uploads -- that way file modification dates, type/creator information and resource forks would be preserved.
You can disable post-processing actions in the Post-Processing... window, but it might be a good idea for Fetch to never do post-processing on mirror operations.
As for the deeply nested folders, that's a bug that I need to correct in the next release.
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