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Mirror troubleshooting (22 posts)

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

    Hello,

    I'm attempting to mirror some pages from a local folder to a remote one. Somehow the pages never turn up online, however.

    I work on a Mac with iWeb. I'm able to put the entire web site, but that takes several minutes. Is there a workaround or something I'm missing?

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    Lee

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Lee,

    Just to make sure I've understood your question properly - you can see your website online when you use the Put command in Fetch, but not when you use the Mirror command?

    Or do you not see them, even if you use the Put command?

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • leesimmons Member

    Hi Scott,

    I can see my web site when I use the Put command. When I try to mirror certain pages, though, those don't ever show up in their updated form. So I always have to Put the whole site, even if I've tweaked the text on just one page.

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Lee,

    Does the transfer window show files uploading when you use the Mirror command?

    I know this sounds obvious, but the first thing I'd do is check to make sure that the remote folder you've chosen as the destination for the Mirror operation is the same one that you're using when you Put the files.

    Assuming that isn't the problem, the next time you try to Mirror your site, and you don't see the changes on line (or if you want to make a small change and run a test), could you send us the transcript after you do that? We'll take a look and see if we can figure out what might be going on.

    To send a transcript, choose Fetch Transcript from the Window menu, copy the entire contents of the transcript window, and paste them here.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • leesimmons Member

    The transfer window does show files transfering, but it happens very quickly. I also notice that when I go to browse the files I want to transfer, some of them cannot be selected. For instance, I can select "Shows", which is the name of one of my pages in iWeb, but I can't go on to also select all the files contained in the shows page.

    As far as I know, I am mirroring to the correct remote folder as I'm prompted to type in my keychain password each time I try to mirror. I'll try sending a transcript later today, but I don't recall one appearing.

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • leesimmons Member

    Scott,

    Here's the transcript. Hope this helps.

    Fetch 5.0.5 (5A835) PowerPC running on Mac OS X 10.4.6 (8I127) PowerPC English
    StuffIt Engine 0x0 (StuffIt Features Not Available)
    Partial serial FETCH5X001-4JPU-EZ8D T
    Connecting to ftp.leesimmons.net port 21 (OS X firewall is off) (9/26/06 6:11:56 PM)
    Connected to 66.218.65.74 port 21 (9/26/06 6:11:56 PM)
    220-Welcome to the Yahoo! Web Hosting FTP server.
    220-Need help? Get all details at:
    220-http://help.yahoo.com/help/us/webhosting/gftp/
    220-
    220-No anonymous logins accepted.
    220 Yahoo!
    USER simmonsland@leesimmons.net
    331-Enter your Yahoo! member password
    331
    PASS
    230-You are using 2.3% of your subscribed disk space
    230-You have 1954.090 MB of space available
    230
    SYST
    215 UNIX Type: L8 Version: BSD-199506
    PWD
    257 "/simmonsland" is current directory.
    MACB ENABLE
    500 'MACB ENABLE': command not understood.
    PWD
    257 "/simmonsland" is current directory.
    TYPE A
    200 Type set to A.
    PASV
    227 Entering Passive Mode (66,218,65,74,185,90)
    LIST -al
    150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for /simmonsland/-al .
    total 50576
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 4907734 Apr 8 2003 01Forecast.mp3
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 4909267 Jun 20 2005 01RadioInterview1.mp3
    -rw-rwxr-- 1 1620634 1000004 2913944 Feb 20 2006 09BestImitationofMyself.m4p
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 2637 Mar 8 2006 Bio.css
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 8773 Sep 25 16:04 Bio.html
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 17908 Mar 8 2006 Bio.js
    drwxrwxr-x 2 1620634 1000004 4096 Jul 17 17:59 Bio_files
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 7508 Jan 11 2002 CDBABYlink.gif
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 4343499 Sep 1 2004 CaliforniaGothic.mp3.mp3
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 2178 Feb 9 2006 Contact.css
    -rwxrwxr-x 1 1620634 1000004 6195 Sep 25 16:04 Contact.html
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 18152 Feb 9 2006 Contact.js
    drwxrwxr-x 2 1620634 1000004 4096 Jul 17 17:59 Contact_files
    drwxrwxr-x 2 1620634 1000004 4096 Feb 18 2006 Images
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 384899 Oct 25 2002 Img02.jpg
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 352980 Oct 25 2002 Img14.jpg
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 318354 Sep 22 2001 Img26.jpg
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 332974 Sep 22 2001 Img27.jpg
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 2178 Mar 2 2006 Media.css
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 13225 Sep 25 16:04 Media.html
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 17910 Mar 2 2006 Media.js
    drwxrwxr-x 9 1620634 1000004 4096 Jul 17 18:00 Media_files
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 4467633 Dec 6 2004 MoreLost.mp3
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 2961 Sep 25 16:08 Movie.html
    drwxrwxr-x 2 1620634 1000004 4096 Jul 17 18:07 Movie_files
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 2341 Jun 2 2006 News.css
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 13876 Sep 25 16:08 News.html
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 11959 Jun 2 2006 News.js
    drwxrwxr-x 2 1620634 1000004 4096 Jul 17 18:07 News_files
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 296448 Mar 2 2006 P0006359-1.JPG
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 296448 Sep 9 2004 P0006359.JPG
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 2236 Mar 2 2006 P0006359.jpg
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 5260 Feb 9 2006 P0006359.png
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 236032 Mar 2 2006 P0006368-1.JPG
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 236032 Sep 9 2004 P0006368.JPG
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 3795 Mar 2 2006 P0006368.jpg
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 8579 Feb 9 2006 P0006368.png
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 2311 Sep 25 15:52 Shows.css
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 10053 Sep 25 16:08 Shows.html
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 12032 Sep 25 15:52 Shows.js
    drwxrwxr-x 2 1620634 1000004 4096 Jul 17 18:07 Shows_files
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 9209 Aug 16 2004 bio.html
    -rw-rwxr-x 1 1620634 1000004 789 Jan 16 2001 front.html
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 1389 Jan 25 2002 ie_xp.gif
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 289943 Mar 2 2006 imageRC7-1.JPG
    -rw-r--r-- 1 1620634 1000004 289943 Apr 6 2000 imageRC7.JPG
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 4448 Mar 2 2006 imageRC7.jpg
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 7005 Feb 9 2006 imageRC7.png
    -rw-r--r-- 1 1620634 1000004 42559 Apr 6 2000 imageUE6.JPG
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 46370 Feb 9 2006 image_1.png
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 3644 Sep 25 16:04 index.html
    drwxrwxr-x 2 1620634 1000004 4096 Jul 17 17:59 index_files
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 74375 Feb 25 2003 keller.jpg
    -rwxrwxr-x 1 1620634 1000004 5183 Sep 25 2001 lee-simmons-pages.html
    -rw-rw---- 1 1620634 1000004 14730 Jun 2 2000 lee5.tiff
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 7190 Aug 16 2004 lee_pics.html
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 5758 Feb 9 2006 leesimmons.jpeg
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 8088 Aug 16 2004 links.html
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 81938 Feb 25 2003 momos1.jpg
    -rwxrwxr-x 1 1620634 1000004 2044 Sep 9 2004 newfront.html
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 2427 Feb 1 2005 newnews.html
    -rwxrwxr-x 1 1620634 1000004 10618 Aug 30 2004 news.html
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 592 Jan 19 2004 paypal
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 12041 Aug 16 2004 press.html
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 139845 Mar 2 2006 promo-1.jpeg
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 139845 Dec 21 2000 promo.jpeg
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 2059 Mar 2 2006 promo.jpg
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 9561 Feb 9 2006 promo.png
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 2417 Sep 25 15:52 shapeimage_1.png
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 76 Feb 9 2006 shapeimage_2.png
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 77 Feb 9 2006 shapeimage_3.png
    -rw-r-xr-x 1 1620634 1000004 518 May 26 2000 simmonsland.html
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 16385 Jan 23 2002 simmonsland_pic.jpg
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 9021 Sep 1 2004 sounds.html
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 122127 Mar 2 2006 soundspic-1.jpg
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 2794 Mar 2 2006 soundspic.jpg
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 7351 Feb 9 2006 soundspic.png
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 30630 Feb 9 2006 sunlight.jpg
    -rwxrwxr-x 1 1620634 1000004 5756 Feb 8 2005 temporarypreviewfile.html
    drwxrwx--- 2 1620634 1000004 4096 Feb 18 2006 tmp
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 43 Sep 25 15:52 transparent.gif
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 855 Feb 9 2006 www.leesimmons.net.css
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 2023 Feb 9 2006 www.leesimmons.net.html
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 16762 Feb 9 2006 www.leesimmons.net.js
    226 Transfer complete.
    PWD
    257 "/simmonsland" is current directory.
    PWD
    257 "/simmonsland" is current directory.
    Update check started at 09/26/2006 06:13 PM
    PASV
    227 Entering Passive Mode (66,218,65,74,151,17)
    LIST -al
    150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for /simmonsland/-al .
    total 50576
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 4907734 Apr 8 2003 01Forecast.mp3
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 4909267 Jun 20 2005 01RadioInterview1.mp3
    -rw-rwxr-- 1 1620634 1000004 2913944 Feb 20 2006 09BestImitationofMyself.m4p
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 2637 Mar 8 2006 Bio.css
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 8773 Sep 25 16:04 Bio.html
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 17908 Mar 8 2006 Bio.js
    drwxrwxr-x 2 1620634 1000004 4096 Jul 17 17:59 Bio_files
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 7508 Jan 11 2002 CDBABYlink.gif
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 4343499 Sep 1 2004 CaliforniaGothic.mp3.mp3
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 2178 Feb 9 2006 Contact.css
    -rwxrwxr-x 1 1620634 1000004 6195 Sep 25 16:04 Contact.html
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 18152 Feb 9 2006 Contact.js
    drwxrwxr-x 2 1620634 1000004 4096 Jul 17 17:59 Contact_files
    drwxrwxr-x 2 1620634 1000004 4096 Feb 18 2006 Images
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 384899 Oct 25 2002 Img02.jpg
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 352980 Oct 25 2002 Img14.jpg
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 318354 Sep 22 2001 Img26.jpg
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 332974 Sep 22 2001 Img27.jpg
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 2178 Mar 2 2006 Media.css
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 13225 Sep 25 16:04 Media.html
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 17910 Mar 2 2006 Media.js
    drwxrwxr-x 9 1620634 1000004 4096 Jul 17 18:00 Media_files
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 4467633 Dec 6 2004 MoreLost.mp3
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 2961 Sep 25 16:08 Movie.html
    drwxrwxr-x 2 1620634 1000004 4096 Jul 17 18:07 Movie_files
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 2341 Jun 2 2006 News.css
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 13876 Sep 25 16:08 News.html
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 11959 Jun 2 2006 News.js
    drwxrwxr-x 2 1620634 1000004 4096 Jul 17 18:07 News_files
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 296448 Mar 2 2006 P0006359-1.JPG
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 296448 Sep 9 2004 P0006359.JPG
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 2236 Mar 2 2006 P0006359.jpg
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 5260 Feb 9 2006 P0006359.png
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 236032 Mar 2 2006 P0006368-1.JPG
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 236032 Sep 9 2004 P0006368.JPG
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 3795 Mar 2 2006 P0006368.jpg
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 8579 Feb 9 2006 P0006368.png
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 2311 Sep 25 15:52 Shows.css
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 10053 Sep 25 16:08 Shows.html
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 12032 Sep 25 15:52 Shows.js
    drwxrwxr-x 2 1620634 1000004 4096 Jul 17 18:07 Shows_files
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 9209 Aug 16 2004 bio.html
    -rw-rwxr-x 1 1620634 1000004 789 Jan 16 2001 front.html
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 1389 Jan 25 2002 ie_xp.gif
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 289943 Mar 2 2006 imageRC7-1.JPG
    -rw-r--r-- 1 1620634 1000004 289943 Apr 6 2000 imageRC7.JPG
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 4448 Mar 2 2006 imageRC7.jpg
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 7005 Feb 9 2006 imageRC7.png
    -rw-r--r-- 1 1620634 1000004 42559 Apr 6 2000 imageUE6.JPG
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 46370 Feb 9 2006 image_1.png
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 3644 Sep 25 16:04 index.html
    drwxrwxr-x 2 1620634 1000004 4096 Jul 17 17:59 index_files
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 74375 Feb 25 2003 keller.jpg
    -rwxrwxr-x 1 1620634 1000004 5183 Sep 25 2001 lee-simmons-pages.html
    -rw-rw---- 1 1620634 1000004 14730 Jun 2 2000 lee5.tiff
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 7190 Aug 16 2004 lee_pics.html
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 5758 Feb 9 2006 leesimmons.jpeg
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 8088 Aug 16 2004 links.html
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 81938 Feb 25 2003 momos1.jpg
    -rwxrwxr-x 1 1620634 1000004 2044 Sep 9 2004 newfront.html
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 2427 Feb 1 2005 newnews.html
    -rwxrwxr-x 1 1620634 1000004 10618 Aug 30 2004 news.html
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 592 Jan 19 2004 paypal
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 12041 Aug 16 2004 press.html
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 139845 Mar 2 2006 promo-1.jpeg
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 139845 Dec 21 2000 promo.jpeg
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 2059 Mar 2 2006 promo.jpg
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 9561 Feb 9 2006 promo.png
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 2417 Sep 25 15:52 shapeimage_1.png
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 76 Feb 9 2006 shapeimage_2.png
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 77 Feb 9 2006 shapeimage_3.png
    -rw-r-xr-x 1 1620634 1000004 518 May 26 2000 simmonsland.html
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 16385 Jan 23 2002 simmonsland_pic.jpg
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 9021 Sep 1 2004 sounds.html
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 122127 Mar 2 2006 soundspic-1.jpg
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 2794 Mar 2 2006 soundspic.jpg
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 7351 Feb 9 2006 soundspic.png
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 30630 Feb 9 2006 sunlight.jpg
    -rwxrwxr-x 1 1620634 1000004 5756 Feb 8 2005 temporarypreviewfile.html
    drwxrwx--- 2 1620634 1000004 4096 Feb 18 2006 tmp
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 43 Sep 25 15:52 transparent.gif
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 855 Feb 9 2006 www.leesimmons.net.css
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 2023 Feb 9 2006 www.leesimmons.net.html
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 1620634 1000004 16762 Feb 9 2006 www.leesimmons.net.js
    226 Transfer complete.
    MDTM shapeimage_1.png
    213 20060925225207
    RPUT_CHECKING_DATE: Local file shapeimage_1.png modified 09/26/2006 06:13 PM Remote file shapeimage_1.png modified 09/25/2006 05:52 PM, will upload
    TYPE I
    200 Type set to I.
    PASV
    227 Entering Passive Mode (66,218,65,74,218,63)
    STOR shapeimage_1.png
    150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for /simmonsland/shapeimage_1.png .
    226-You are using 2.3% of your subscribed disk space
    226 You have 1954.090 MB of space available
    Transfer of shapeimage_1.png (2,417 bytes, 0 bytes/sec, 0:00 elapsed) completed at 9/26/06 6:14:41 PM
    MDTM Shows.css
    213 20060925225208
    RPUT_CHECKING_DATE: Local file Shows.css modified 09/26/2006 06:13 PM Remote file Shows.css modified 09/25/2006 05:52 PM, will upload
    TYPE A
    200 Type set to A.
    PASV
    227 Entering Passive Mode (66,218,65,74,154,158)
    STOR Shows.css
    150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for /simmonsland/Shows.css .
    226-You are using 2.3% of your subscribed disk space
    226 You have 1954.090 MB of space available
    Transfer of Shows.css (2,424 bytes, 0 bytes/sec, 0:00 elapsed) completed at 9/26/06 6:14:41 PM
    MDTM Shows.js
    213 20060925225209
    RPUT_CHECKING_DATE: Local file Shows.js modified 09/26/2006 06:13 PM Remote file Shows.js modified 09/25/2006 05:52 PM, will upload
    PASV
    227 Entering Passive Mode (66,218,65,74,154,158)
    STOR Shows.js
    150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for /simmonsland/Shows.js .
    226-You are using 2.3% of your subscribed disk space
    226 You have 1954.090 MB of space available
    Transfer of Shows.js (12,347 bytes, 0 bytes/sec, 0:00 elapsed) completed at 9/26/06 6:14:42 PM
    MDTM transparent.gif
    213 20060925225210
    RPUT_CHECKING_DATE: Local file transparent.gif modified 09/26/2006 06:13 PM Remote file transparent.gif modified 09/25/2006 05:52 PM, will upload
    TYPE I
    200 Type set to I.
    PASV
    227 Entering Passive Mode (66,218,65,74,220,100)
    STOR transparent.gif
    150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for /simmonsland/transparent.gif .
    226-You are using 2.3% of your subscribed disk space
    226 You have 1954.090 MB of space available
    Transfer of transparent.gif (43 bytes, 0 bytes/sec, 0:00 elapsed) completed at 9/26/06 6:14:43 PM
    Update check skipped at 09/26/2006 06:14 PM (next check after 09/27/2006 09:25 AM)
    PWD
    257 "/simmonsland" is current directory.
    PWD
    257 "/simmonsland" is current directory.
    PWD
    257 "/simmonsland" is current directory.

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Lee,

    The transcript shows that shapeimage_1.png, Shows.css, Shows.js, and transparent.gif were successfully uploaded by the mirror operation. Does that sound like what you expect?

    If yes, can you tell me what change should be visible on your website as a result of those uploads? I'll take a look and let you know whether I see the change or not (and try to figure out why I might not be seeing it).

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • leesimmons Member

    Basically you would see an updated "Shows" page. I tried mirroring the updated page last night with a new Nov. 2 date (I'm a musician), but the change never showed up online. Does it take longer to appear online as a result of mirroring? The Put command is pretty much instantaneous.

    Also, when I'm grabbing the files I want to mirror, I can only grab the folder, but I can't highlight any of the folder's contents.

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Lee,

    Sorry for the delay in replying. When I look at the "Shows" page, I see a Nov. 2 show listed. I don't know if that's because you used the Put command or not.

    No, updates do not take longer to appear when you use the mirror command than when you use the Put command.

    However, it's possible that the different methods might affect whether your browser's cache recognizes when a page has been updated or not. Have you tried using the Reload or Refresh command in your browser after uploading files with the Mirror command, just to make sure you aren't looking at an outdated version of the webpage that is stored in the web browser's cache?

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Originally posted by leesimmons:

    Also, when I'm grabbing the files I want to mirror, I can only grab the folder, but I can't highlight any of the folder's contents.

    You can just select one folder for mirroring at a time. But Fetch will go through the entire contents of the folder and all its subfolders, and upload all the new or changed files in any of the subfolders of the folder you selected.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • leesimmons Member

    Hi Scott,

    Yes, I've tried reloading the browser after mirroring. I've even restarted the browser and gone back to the page, to no avail. To date I've only grabbed one folder at a time to mirror, so I still don't know why it doesn't seem to work.

    Anyway, I'll keep fiddling with it. Thanks very much for your feedback.

    Lee

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Lee,

    I figured you'd probably tried reloading, but I wanted to make sure.

    I see that back in your first mesage you say you're using iWeb; are you are using the "Publish to Folder" command again after you make changes to create a new copy of your website?

    Otherwise, if you just make the changes in iWeb, and run the Mirror command in Fetch, changes will not get uploaded, because only iWeb's internal copy of the website knows about the changes. You must use "Publish to Folder" again after making any changes to your site in iWeb to update the external copy that you upload with Fetch.

    And, unfortunately, once you do that, then the Mirror command will upload your entire site again, because iWeb has re-created all the files, and they will all look "new" to the Mirror command.

    Could that explain the problem?

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • leesimmons Member

    [QUOTE]Originally posted by ScottMcGuire:
    And, unfortunately, once you do that, then the Mirror command will upload your entire site again, because iWeb has re-created all the files, and they will all look "new" to the Mirror command.

    Could that explain the problem?

    I publish to folder every time I make a change in iWeb, then use Fetch to transfer the files. Mirroring has never worked for updating single folders, though. Are you suggesting that the "publish to folder" process negates any chance of mirroring being successful?

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    No, sorry, I wasn't suggesting that "publish to folder" negates any chance of mirroring being successful.

    What I was trying to say was that "publish to folder" was essential to do first, but that the way iWeb's publish to folder feature works negates the advantages of the mirror command. The Mirror command should work, but I would expect it to be uploading all your files again, just as if you had used the Put command.

    I'm sorry, but I out of ideas why the Mirror command isn't working as expected for you. The transcript you sent shows that it is uploading files; but it doesn't seem to be uploading them all, and I don't know why that would be.

    I will keep thinking on it and let you know if I have further thoughts.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • leesimmons Member

    Thanks for your help, Scott. I'll keep at it.

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Lee,

    Based on what you've said so far, it sounds like you may be trying to mirror only some of the subfolders of the folder created by iWeb, not the entire folder. Is that correct?

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • leesimmons Member

    Exactly. Just one of the subfolders, actually.

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Lee,

    Okay.

    And are you selecting the matching subfolder on the server in the Remote side of the Mirror window when you do that?

    Or are you only choosing one of the local subfolders in the Local pane, but leaving the Remote side of the Mirror window alone, so that it still points to the "main" folder on your server?

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • leesimmons Member

    [QUOTE]Originally posted by ScottMcGuire:
    [B]Hi Lee,

    Okay.

    And are you selecting the matching subfolder on the server in the Remote side of the Mirror window when you do that?

    Or are you only choosing one of the local subfolders in the Local pane, but leaving the Remote side of the Mirror window alone, so that it still points to the "main" folder on your server?

    I'm choosing the local subfolder in the local pane (left side of the mirror window). I'm leaving the remote side alone.

    If I'm remembering correctly, when I do select the remote side, it pulls up my keychain with preset password already filled in.

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Lee,

    For the Mirror command to work properly, you need to select exactly matching folders on both the local and the remote side.

    So it sounds like the problem is you've selected a subfolder on the local side, but are still using the main folder on the remote (server) side. And when you do that, the Mirror command isn't clever enough to find the matching subfolder on the remote side. You'd have to go find the matching subfolder for it.

    So as a result, your changed files are being put into the wrong folder (they aren't replacing the matching files on the server) - and so you never see them.

    Typically, you would set up the Mirror window so that you have the main folder containing all your local file on the Local side, and the main server folder on the Remote side. If you did that, I think you'd find that using Mirror worked correctly.

    However, as I said, due to the way iWeb works, once you set it up like that, the Mirror command will just upload all your files anyway, so you might as well just use the Put command.

    You could use the Put command to just put specific subfolders in the right place on the server, but in my experience, doing partial uploads of an updated iWeb site can lead to other problems. When you're using iWeb, you're generally best off uploading all your files, every time, although I agree that's time consuming.

    I hope this makes sense. Please let me know if you have more questions.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • leesimmons Member

    Scott,

    That explanation makes the most sense yet. Thank you very much for helping me clarify this. I'll probably just keep using the Put command -- I can always grab a coffee while I wait.

    Best,
    Lee

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Lee,

    You're welcome. We wish there was a better answer for iWeb users who just want to update the changed files, but unfortunately, the way iWeb creates the files for uploading prevents a quick solution.

    Best,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

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