Topic "Synchronize doesn't work with small files ( < 1000 bytes)"

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I am using WinSCP version 4.1.8 (build 818) installed on a Windows 2003 Server SP2, to retrieve files stored on a Solaris 9 SPARC box using SFTPv3.

I scripted the operation, it connects and transfer files but it won't download everything: all files that are less than 1000 bytes (<1kB) seems to be ignored.

However, when I replace the "synchronize" operation with a "get *.*", then everything is downloaded.

I was wondering if someone else experienced this issue with "synchronize"? If it's really a bug or a PEBKAC.

Thanks for your help.

PS. I tried synch with criteria=date and none but it didn't change anything.

Well, I did more tests and it isn't "all" small files. Only most of them.

But I think I know what's happening: there are some files in this folder for which I do not have read access. As soon as one of this file attempts to get transfered, I think the synch operation stop.

To confirm this, I did a test. After a "get" operation, I deleted one file that wasn't synch'ed previously. And then, doing a synch after this, it redownloaded the file correctly.

So the fact that small files don't get synched has more to do with the name: they're named "ora_{some numbers}.aud", just like the files I can't read.
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So do you mean that once WinSCP fails to download single file from particular directory, it silently fails to download all the other files in that directory?
Martin Prikryl

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