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Server to Server file transfer

#1 Post by kari » 2011-11-15 04:51

Hi,

I was wondering if it was possible to use filezilla as a website to website file copier? Is this possible? I have backups on my website and I currently download them to my computer but they take sometimes more than six hours to download. I was wondering if it would be possible to copy them across like the program x-copy/xtree gold :) but for the web. Or does it do that already :)

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Re: Server to Server file transfer

#2 Post by boco » 2011-11-15 07:07

FileZilla does not support server-to-server transfers.
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Re: Server to Server file transfer

#3 Post by barbaracruz » 2011-11-19 16:43

Why dont you just use a direct connection and back them up on your second server?

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Re: Server to Server file transfer

#4 Post by Hugh_K » 2011-11-30 17:41

kari wrote:Hi,

I was wondering if it was possible to use filezilla as a website to website file copier? Is this possible? I have backups on my website and I currently download them to my computer but they take sometimes more than six hours to download. I was wondering if it would be possible to copy them across like the program x-copy/xtree gold :) but for the web. Or does it do that already :)

Thanks.
I have the same issue. I wish I could just point to a folder on the server, right click it and drag it, let go of the mouse, get a context menu and choose copy here - like I can in windows explorer. I would really like to backup a site on the server before publishing the new changes I've made to the site.

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Re: Server to Server file transfer

#5 Post by boco » 2011-11-30 20:20

Unfortunately FTP doesn't support copying on the same server at all.
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Re: Server to Server file transfer

#6 Post by Hugh_K » 2011-11-30 21:55

boco wrote:Unfortunately FTP doesn't support copying on the same server at all.
Hmm... In dreamweaver I can drag a folder from one place to another on the server tree. I can also do a copy and paste, but it seems like it downloads to a temp folder on my local computer then sends it back over when I do that.

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Re: Server to Server file transfer

#7 Post by boco » 2011-11-30 22:10

Exactly. There's simply no feature in the FTP protocol allowing this. You correctly observed that your HTML editor does this with a workaround for your website. But wouldn't you save one step by simply uploading the local copy two times?
There's also the difference between DW and FileZilla: While the first one is a website maintaining tool, the latter is not. FileZilla is an FTP generic file transfer tool, used for very large files, thus such a feature isn't in it.
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Re: Server to Server file transfer

#8 Post by seema123 » 2011-12-01 09:35

Hi,

You can configure IIS to allow server-to-server FTP transfers by changing the EnableDataConnTo3rdIP and EnablePasvConnFrom3rdIP keys in the system registry. By default, the EnablePasvConnFrom3rdIP registry key is disabled to prevent malicious attacks against the FTP service.
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