Hi. I am interested in finding an ftp (or multi-purpose file backup/sync) program that supports Secure FTP (e.g., SyncBack looks good but does not support SFTP -- https://www.2brightsparks.com/syncback/sbpro.html
- Filezilla looks good but does not yet have a sync ability -- https://sourceforge.net/projects/filezilla/
). My University is discontinuing insecure connections to its servers. No more plain text passwords of any kind. This means telnet and all simple FTP connections will be blocked. They have long distributed Secure Shell SSH and SFTP but the FTP program does not have a sync/compare/mirror capacity.
As they're not allowing simple FTP connections, I can no longer use Frontpage for my website publishing (it doesn't support SFTP and they do not support FP server extentions). I want to continue using Frontpage, so I need to "publish" to my PC and then upload the files via a Secure FTP connection. I can do that with Secure Shell FTP, but it doesn't sync.
What I want to AVOID is having to upload EVERY file each time I publish to update those files that I've changed :roll: Frontpage does this as a matter of course by keeping track of the files that have changed and only uploading/publishing them to the server but I've yet to find a Secure (or even insecure) FTP program (dedicated or otherwise) that will upload only the CHANGED files when comparing my website directory (as published locally on my computer) and the remote website (on the University's server).
Any thoughts are helpful. TIA :)
The threads linked below suggest that there IS an ability to do this "keep remote directory up to date," but the conversations always seem to end with the thought that the feature to keep the remote directory mirroring the local directory (and all sub-directories and files)by comparing and upload ONLY modified files (and/or as otherwise specified by user via a dialogue box, for example)is *not* yet available. Partly I'm hung up on the jargon, but I'm reading that true one/two way snyc/mirror/copy only new local/remote sftp is not yet a feature. Am I wrong here :?:
This is a very promising program and I salute your good work.
Related Threads (partial list - most current):
"Copy only changed files"
"full synchronization feature"
"Automatic synchronization" (this topic)