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Mirror FTP server has huge file count (3 posts)

  • Started 6 years ago by Russell
  • Latest reply 6 years ago from Russell
  • Russell Member

    I have a modest web site that uses a CMS on Bluehost. I've done an archive to my desktop via cPanel and just want to mirror that so new files on the server are added to the desktop archive. When I set up Fetch to mirror Remote > Desktop it just hangs there for a few hours counting the files. I did a copy of the current desktop directory to BBedit and it listed 17,800 lines - one per object, but Fetch was at "Preparing to transfer (24066)" when I switched it off. Is this normal? I thought it would just compare file directories and download anything missing.

    Posted 6 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator


    It should download anything that is newer at the source than at the destination, or that is missing from the destination. To do that it will have to check the modification time for all the items, which can take a while. Does that match what you are seeing?


    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 6 years ago #

  • Russell Member

    OK I guess that's what's happening. But it takes literally hours and hours.

    Posted 6 years ago #


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