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mirroring issues (6 posts)

  • Started 5 years ago by churchkeys
  • Latest reply 5 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • churchkeys Member

    Hi - only saw this issue dated 2001 from another user.
    I set up mirroring exactly as directed in help pages, but my saved command is still uploading everything - unless I don't make any changes whatsoever - and then it quickly scans and quits.

    I am using iWEb - publishing to one local folder - uploading to one remote site. Some of my media files are heavy and cumbersome and I don't want to reload everytime.

    thanks for any help
    churchkeys

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    Unfortunately, when you re-publish your website after making changes, iWeb re-creates every file, even if you just made one change on one page.

    As a result, if you are using Fetch's Mirror command to upload your website, every file will appear to be newer than the ones on the server, and all files will be uploaded again.

    This is a limitation of iWeb, and there is no way to work around it currently for the most part.

    However, which version of iWeb are you using? In our experience, iWeb 2, which was part of iLife '08, is better about not changing the dates of large media files, so they are not uploaded again by Fetch's mirror command. This is not guaranteed, but if you are not using iWeb 2 already, upgrading to it may improve the situation some. Unfortunately, there are also some cases where even iWeb 2 causes large media files to be uploaded all the time.

    Please let us know if you have further questions.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • churchkeys Member

    Originally posted by ScottMcGuire:

    Hi,

    Unfortunately, when you re-publish your website after making changes, iWeb re-creates every file, even if you just made one change on one page.

    As a result, if you are using Fetch's Mirror command to upload your website, every file will appear to be newer than the ones on the server, and all files will be uploaded again.

    This is a limitation of iWeb, and there is no way to work around it currently for the most part.

    However, which version of iWeb are you using? In our experience, iWeb 2, which was part of iLife '08, is better about not changing the dates of large media files, so they are not uploaded again by Fetch's mirror command. This is not guaranteed, but if you are not using iWeb 2 already, upgrading to it may improve the situation some. Unfortunately, there are also some cases where even iWeb 2 causes large media files to be uploaded all the time.

    Please let us know if you have further questions.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    Sorry, it looks like your reply didn't come through, if you were trying to send one?

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • churchkeys Member

    Hmm - gremlins. Yes - I have the latest updates, etc. Just doesn't happen for me I guess. I wonder if it makes a diff having 2 sites that publish each time.
    churchkeys

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    I don't know if having 2 different sites is causing it or not; it could just be that for some reason iWeb thinks it needs to update the dates of your large media files. As I mentioned, iWeb 2 is some better about not doing that, but it does still happen in some cases.

    Sorry, I wish we had a better answer for you.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

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