Preserving timestamps with IIS

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Preserving timestamps with IIS

#1 Post by AndrewP » 2020-11-12 20:03

Hi,

Can anybody tell me if IIS can support MFMT, or otherwise have any way to preserve timestamps of files uploaded using FileZilla?

I have looked around in the IIS Manager (IIS 10 / Windows Server 2016) and searched in MS documentation but am not seeing anything. If MFMT is not supported, is there any other way I could preserve timestamps using a Windows server?

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Re: Preserving timestamps with IIS

#2 Post by boco » 2020-11-12 23:29

File timestamps on upload can only be preserved if the server supports MFMT. Other, non-standard and potentially troublesome hacks (like MDTM xxxx) are not supported by FileZilla.
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Re: Preserving timestamps with IIS

#3 Post by AndrewP » 2020-11-12 23:52

Yes, I understand that. So, currently the Server does not support MFMT, as I can see by sending FEAT (Though it does support MDTM which makes no difference as you point out).

So my question is (1) can I configure IIS to support MFMT?

And if not, then (2) is there another solution for Windows server that would allow us to preserve timestamps on upload? FileZilla Server? Something else?

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Re: Preserving timestamps with IIS

#4 Post by boco » 2020-11-13 02:24

(1) No idea, I use good servers, not MS IIS crap.

(2) FileZilla Server supports MFMT. It's a bit dated now, but, it's currently rewritten from scratch. Best solution unless you need to rely on Windows account integration.

Personally, I use ProVide Server, however, it's a paid solution. Supports account integration and many more features.
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Re: Preserving timestamps with IIS

#5 Post by AndrewP » 2020-11-13 07:46

Thanks, I got FileZilla Server installed. It was straight forward to set up and seems to be working well so far, timestamps are being preserved.

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