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Mirroring Site (4 posts)

  • Started 5 years ago by chris_allen123
  • Latest reply 5 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • chris_allen123 Member

    Hi!

    I'm currently exploring using mirroring as I am having problems FTping with Rapidweaver. Unfortunatley I am also having problems with mirroring too!

    I set up the folder to mirror, told it to be mirrored onto the root folder of my tp server (which has to be 'htdocs') and set the process going.

    The 1st mirroring completed successfully and the entire site file was copied to the server however subsequent changes are not copied and when 'mirror' is clicked again after changes are made noting appears to be copies by fetch (and the live site does not change either).

    Is there a specific property that fetch looks for to determine if a file/folder has been changed? I am just wondering if Rapidweaver is not changing the files so they appear as modified to fetch and therefore needing to be reuploaded. Obviously this wouldn't be fetch's fault but I could at least check to see which parameters are being changed.

    Any other suggestions or help would be appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Chris Allen.

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Chris,

    The Fetch Mirror command uses the modification date of files to determine whether they need to be uploaded or not; if the modification date of a file on your Mac's hard drive is more recent than the modification date of the file on the server, the file will be uploaded.

    I would expect that after you use RapidWeaver to make changes to your files, the modification dates should be updated, and the Fetch Mirror command would upload the changed files. But we have not tested the Fetch Mirror command with RapidWeaver specifically, but we have not heard of any problem reports, either.

    So the first thing you should do is make a change to one of your files, and then look in the Finder to see if the file on your Mac's hard drive has a modification date that matches the time you made the change.

    Please let us know what you find out, and we'll go from there.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • chris_allen123 Member

    Originally posted by ScottMcGuire:

    Hi Chris,

    The Fetch Mirror command uses the modification date of files to determine whether they need to be uploaded or not; if the modification date of a file on your Mac's hard drive is more recent than the modification date of the file on the server, the file will be uploaded.

    I would expect that after you use RapidWeaver to make changes to your files, the modification dates should be updated, and the Fetch Mirror command would upload the changed files. But we have not tested the Fetch Mirror command with RapidWeaver specifically, but we have not heard of any problem reports, either.

    So the first thing you should do is make a change to one of your files, and then look in the Finder to see if the file on your Mac's hard drive has a modification date that matches the time you made the change.

    Please let us know what you find out, and we'll go from there.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Thanks for getting back to me.

    I have checked the modification date of the files created by rapidweaver and if I export the site this creates a new version of every file with an updated modified date. Once the site has been mirrored initially (where everything is copied) nothing is copied when mirroring is tried again, despite changed modified dates.

    I also tried exporting individual pages and then performing a mirror operation and these are not copied either.

    I have tried the synchronize... option in the program Cyberduck and this worked 1st time! I'd assume they worked in a similar way.

    Chris

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Chris,

    Hmm, that's very odd; Fetch should be uploading the files if that's the case.

    Could you please do the following?

    * Quit Fetch.
    * Open Fetch again.
    * Try mirroring the folder with changed files in it again (assuming you've already mirrored it once).
    * Go to the Window menu, and choose Fetch Transcript.
    * Copy the entire contents of the transcript window, and paste them into a reply to this message.

    That may help us figure out what's going on.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

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