Topic "Synchronization Scripting not skipping existing files via FTP"

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Joined: 2017-08-02
Posts: 2
Location: Montreal
Hey all,

I created a simple winscp script to synchornize local files from a machine to a remote FTP server.

option batch abort
option confirm off
# We tell it which FTP to connect to
open mediasync
# We tell it to synchronize local to Remote path
synchronize -filemask="*.jpg" -criteria="time" -resumesupport="on" remote D:\FILES\Thumbnails /Thumbnails

The files get uploaded however every time the script re-runs it will reupload all the files all over again.

Alternatively I've tried using -criteria="size" however get the same behavior.

Are there any known limitations that would be causing this to happen?
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Joined: 2017-08-02
Posts: 2
Location: Montreal
In case other come across this same issue I wanted to update this thread with how I managed to get this working.

Instead of using the FTP protocol I ended up simply switching to a jailed SSH connection and used SCP protocl (instead of FTP).

Once I did this everything started working properly. I suspect that the FTP protocol may be limited to not allow the fetching of proper timestamps.

Hope this helps someone else in the future.


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