Topic "WinSCP Timeout during synchronization"

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Hello, I'm using WinSCP to backup some files over FTP. It runs through okay for a few minutes with successful file transfers but when reaching random directories it will simply timeout. Each timeout is in a different directory. See below logs.

. 2014-11-21 12:22:33.411 Retrieving directory listing...
> 2014-11-21 12:22:33.411 CWD /Data/daily/x_drive/Payroll/AE/REACH2s Auto Enrolement/BURLINGTON INFANTS/
< 2014-11-21 12:22:33.411 250 CWD successful. "/Data/daily/x_drive/Payroll/AE/REACH2s Auto Enrolement/BURLINGTON INFANTS" is current directory.
> 2014-11-21 12:22:33.411 PWD
< 2014-11-21 12:22:33.427 257 "/Data/daily/x_drive/Payroll/AE/REACH2s Auto Enrolement/BURLINGTON INFANTS" is current directory.
> 2014-11-21 12:22:33.427 TYPE A
< 2014-11-21 12:22:33.427 200 Type set to A
> 2014-11-21 12:22:33.427 PASV
< 2014-11-21 12:22:33.427 227 Entering Passive Mode (95,131,218,2,31,86)
> 2014-11-21 12:22:33.427 MLSD
< 2014-11-21 12:22:33.427 150 Opening data channel for directory listing of "/Data/daily/x_drive/Payroll/AE/REACH2s Auto Enrolement/BURLINGTON INFANTS"
. 2014-11-21 12:22:33.427 TLS connection established
. 2014-11-21 12:22:48.512 Timeout detected.
. 2014-11-21 12:22:48.512 Could not retrieve directory listing
< 2014-11-21 12:22:48.543 Script: Lost connection.
< 2014-11-21 12:22:48.543 Script: Timeout detected.
< 2014-11-21 12:22:48.543 Could not retrieve directory listing
< 2014-11-21 12:22:48.543 Error listing directory '\Data\daily\x_drive\Payroll/AE/REACH2s Auto Enrolement/BURLINGTON INFANTS'.

Any help will be much appreciated.
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Thanks for your report.

Can you send me an email, so I can send you back a debug version of WinSCP to track the problem? Please include link back to this topic in your email. Also note in this topic that you have sent the email. Thanks.

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Martin Prikryl


Hi Martin

Thanks for getting back to me, your support for WinSCP is outstanding across the forum!

I managed to resolve this by changing the script to

synchronize remote "local UNC path", rather than:
synchronize remote "\\network path"

I also changed the timeout to be 600 seconds rather than the default. I'm not sure which of these options resolved this but it's now working.
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Please ignore the above post. After the script ran again it timed out once again. I've sent you an E-mail.


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