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Server-server transfer (5 posts)

  • Started 8 years ago by scouter
  • Latest reply 8 years ago from scouter
  • scouter Member

    I'm trying to copy my site from my old ISP to my new one. It keeps trying to copy all of the files as binary, locking up the transfer. How do I get it to transfer files as text?

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    The files being transferred as binary is probably not the cause of the lock up. (And in general, that setting cannot be changed for server to server transfers.)

    Which version of Fetch are you using? If you are using Fetch 5, go to the Preferences, click the Obscure tab, and change the setting of the "Use direct server-to-server transfers" checkbox. If it is checked, uncheck it; if it is unchecked, try checking it. Then try again.

    Let us know if that helps (or if you're using an older version of Fetch).

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • scouter Member

    I found the problem, at least I think so. The server-to-server was already off, and I am running 5.01.

    What I did was close down email, just because the email announcements were bugging me. After I did that I went back and tried just moving one folder (I had previously selected all of them), the transfer worked. Next I selected all of the remaining folders and dragged them over, they all went.

    Apparently there is a contention problem between Fetch and Mail.

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    Glad you got it working.

    Generally it's best to leave "direct server-to-server transfers" off (not a lot of servers support it), but I thought it would be worth trying.

    Thanks for the followup,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • scouter Member

    Like I had said, it was off when it was failing. The problem cleared up once I quit Mail. You may want to check into possible port conflicts.

    Posted 8 years ago #

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