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mirroring prepares many files for transfer, then stops (4 posts)

  • Started 2 years ago by Paul-ny
  • Latest reply 2 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • Paul-ny Member

    I'm trying to mirror from a remote server to my computer, deleting strays. This is to back up my website exactly as it appears online; I have another copy of the website that includes older versions of pages, etc., so I'm interested in deleting stray files in this mirroring.

    I don't do this very often, but there aren't that many files online that aren't already in my local mirror folder, in the same versions.

    I set up Fetch to mirror from remote to local, delete strays, and Fetch goes through the process of preparing for transfer, apparently accumulating them until there are about 1000 files. Then it stops. I've tried this several times.

    I can see that some recently revised files online have not been transferred to my local folder. I deleted a file from the web server and saw, after Fetch went through its paces, that it was still in the local folder.

    Am I doing something wrong? (Using Fetch 5.7.2 and Mac OS 10.6.8 on a MacBook Pro.)

    Edited 2 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi,

    There is a bug with the delete strays option in Fetch 5.7.2. You might try Fetch 5.6 (which you can download from http://fetchsoftworks.com/fetch/download), or else wait until we have an update that fixes this problem (it should not be a long wait).

    Sorry for the inconvenience!

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Paul-ny Member

    Thank you! The download page you linked to says that page doesn't exist, but I think I'm all right with waiting.

    Paul

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Sorry, the close-parenthesis messed up the link. Try this:

    http://fetchsoftworks.com/fetch/download

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 2 years ago #

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