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"preparing to transfer" (13 posts)

  • Started 4 years ago by david
  • Latest reply 3 months ago from Robert
  • david Member

    Hi

    Using 5.7

    Trying to upload a folder via Mirror.

    the message at the bottom of the screen states "preparing to transfer..."

    I have restarted Fetch a couple of times, same message.

    Any ideas?

    Posted 4 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    It will say "Preparing to transfer..." for a while, as it figures out which files will need to be transferred. If you choose "Fetch Transcript" from the Window menu you'll see that Fetch is communicating with the server. I would wait; it will start the actual transfers once it's figured out which files need to be uploaded.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 4 years ago #

  • Brian Member

    This is a rather irritating "feature" when trying to download a folder containing a great number of files. It can take a half hour just to "prepare to transfer" before beginning downloading if the number of files is large enough. There needs to be a toggle to turn this feature off.

    Posted 4 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    You can disable this feature by opening Terminal and typing this command:

    defaults write com.fetchsoftworks.Fetch DisplayOverallProgress -bool false

    Fetch will revert to only showing the progress of the current file transfer.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 4 years ago #

  • HN Member

    Hi — I'm looking for some clarification on the above response. Is the overall time shortened by toggling off the message feature?

    Posted 5 months ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    The overall time will be shortened a bit by turning off the overall progress feature, yes. By default, Fetch figures out how much there is to be done, and then does it. By turning off that feature, you skip the first step.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 months ago #

  • HN Member

    Super — will keep that in mind for the next time I need to transfer a significant number of files.

    Posted 5 months ago #

  • Robert Member

    I am also having an issue with downloading all of my webiste files with Fetch. For two days, Fetch says preparing to transfer (7990) and the dog keeps running. I saw Jim Mathews' post and copy & pasted into Terminal the command: defaults write com.fetchsoftworks.Fetch DisplayOverallProgress -bool false
    Then I quit Terminal. I guess the change won't take effect until I restart Fetch. So my question is, should I restart Fetch?

    Posted 3 months ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi Robert,

    It shouldn't take two days to prepare to transfer 8,000 files. If you choose Fetch Transcript from the Window menu, do you see anything happening?

    I think it would make sense to quit Fetch and try again.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 3 months ago #

  • Robert Member

    Thanks.
    What about zipping or compressing the files and folders in the public_html folder first, and then trying to download them to your desktop to speed up the process? And if that is advisable, is there anything special to know about how to zip files that are in the public folder with Fetch?

    Posted 3 months ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi,

    Unfortunately the FTP protocol does not provide a way to remotely zip files or folders.

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 3 months ago #

  • Robert Member

    :-(

    Posted 3 months ago #

  • Robert Member

    Too bad

    Posted 3 months ago #

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