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  • Started 11 years ago by johnhollenbeck
  • Latest reply 11 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • johnhollenbeck Member

    I live on the east coast and my server is on the west coast. How can I tell Fetch that there is a three hour time difference.

    As it is now, each synch thinks files on my hard drive are newer than on the server, even if they're not.

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Mirror operations across time zones should just work as long as the server supports the MDTM (modification date and time) command. That command tells Fetch when a file was last modified using Greenwich Mean Time, so Fetch can do a comparison that works in any time zone.

    It sounds like your server does not support MDTM, and in that case the only work-around is to set the time zone for your computer to the time zone of the server. I will see about adding a way to tell Fetch manually what the server time zone is.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • johnhollenbeck Member

    Thank you for the reply. Is MDTM automatically evoked by Fetch, or is there a switch I have to throw either locally or on the server?

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Fetch tries MDTM automatically, unless you turn it off in the Misc. section of Preferences. And if the server does not support MDTM Fetch figures it can't assume anything about time zones, and transfers any file that is within 23 hours (the maximum time zone difference) of being newer.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

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