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File Limitations

#1 Post by steveeyes » 2010-02-09 15:27

Hello. I'm new here and have been using FileZilla for about a month now.

Recently I wanted to download (copy) some files from my server to my local drive. The folder I wanted to copy had over 17,000 files in it.

When I connected to my host with FileZilla it did not show all the files in the folder. I was baffled. I called my host and they told me that FileZilla has a limit to how many files it can show and download at one time (he said around 7000).

I wanted to verify if that was the case or if there is a way around this where I can download all 17,000 files in one folder to my local drive.

Thanks

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Re: File Limitations

#2 Post by botg » 2010-02-09 18:56

When I connected to my host with FileZilla it did not show all the files in the folder. I was baffled. I called my host and they told me that FileZilla has a limit to how many files it can show and download at one time (he said around 7000).
That's a plain lie.

FileZilla has no such limit. On the other hand, their server is broken in that it only lists 7000 entries. Since they operate the servers they should know that, yet instead they blame an innocent tool.

If I were you I'd get a better hosting provider.

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Re: File Limitations

#3 Post by sweetpietni » 2010-02-21 17:01

i have similar problems...(1) my computer crashed and i need to download all the files on my server side to my computer. how do i do that with filezilla? (2) when i look at my uploaded files on my server side all the yellow folders have a black question mark (?) on them...what does that mean?

Please help me, I was doing so good before the crash with downloading and changing my css files and images and then uploading them with no problem...i need to get a backup of these files on my hard drive. I also want to incorporate Dreamweaver CS4 when I upload and download files. I think that this is possible with D-CS4, right?

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Re: File Limitations

#4 Post by boco » 2010-02-21 23:34

(1) answered in the other topic.
(2) ? means unvisited. With FTP it's not trivially possible to pre-load that information.

We don't support Dreamweaver here.
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#5 Post by stonenote » 2010-03-22 23:32

Hi I also want to say that I have noticed a limitation on filezilla.... seems on the remote the files don't show up yet they do on my local. I have a 40,000 product store and am having trouble seeing them. So what do you do?

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Re: File Limitations

#6 Post by boco » 2010-03-23 00:34

FileZilla has no limitation whatsoever, it can even be proven by the source code which is freely available. Don't you think that IF such a limit existed someone would have removed it already?

Your problem may be simply that the default 20 seconds timeout is not sufficient to receive the large list. Go to Settings - Connection and set the timeout higher (I use 120 seconds). Then try again. If it still won't work, post a log.
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Re: File Limitations

#7 Post by stonenote » 2010-03-23 00:50

Ok here.... it says it truncates output to 5000 and it only shows 4998 files...
Status: Connecting to 174.------------
Status: Connection established, waiting for welcome message...
Response: 220---------- Welcome to Pure-FTPd [privsep] [TLS] ----------
Response: 220-You are user number 6 of 50 allowed.
Response: 220-Local time is now 18:40. Server port: 21.
Response: 220 You will be disconnected after 15 minutes of inactivity.
Command: USER quanta
Response: 331 User XXXXXXX OK. Password required
Command: PASS *******
Response: 230-User XXXXX has group access to: XXXXXX
Response: 230 OK. Current restricted directory is /
Status: Connected
Status: Retrieving directory listing...
Command: CWD /public_html
Response: 250 OK. Current directory is /public_html
Command: PWD
Response: 257 "/public_html" is your current location
Command: TYPE I
Response: 200 TYPE is now 8-bit binary
Command: PASV
Response: 227 Entering Passive Mode (174,120,152,218,115,67)
Command: MLSD
Response: 150 Accepted data connection
Response: 226-Options: -a -l
Response: 226 197 matches total
Status: Directory listing successful
Status: Retrieving directory listing...
Command: CWD /public_html/QuantaCat
Response: 250 OK. Current directory is /public_html/QuantaCat
Command: PWD
Response: 257 "/public_html/QuantaCat" is your current location
Command: PASV
Response: 227 Entering Passive Mode (174,120,152,218,156,170)
Command: MLSD
Response: 150 Accepted data connection
Response: 226-Options: -a -l
Response: 226 22 matches total
Status: Directory listing successful
Status: Retrieving directory listing...
Command: CWD /public_html/QuantaCat/images
Response: 250 OK. Current directory is /public_html/QuantaCat/images
Command: PWD
Response: 257 "/public_html/QuantaCat/images" is your current location
Command: PASV
Response: 227 Entering Passive Mode (174,120,152,218,118,34)
Command: MLSD
Response: 150 Accepted data connection
Response: 226-Options: -a -l
Response: 226 Output truncated to 5000 matches
Status: Directory listing successful
Status: Retrieving directory listing...
Command: PASV
Response: 227 Entering Passive Mode (174,120,152,218,138,37)
Command: MLSD
Response: 150 Accepted data connection
Response: 226-Options: -a -l
Response: 226 Output truncated to 5000 matches
Status: Directory listing successful
Status: Disconnected from server

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Re: File Limitations

#8 Post by boco » 2010-03-23 01:21

Response: 226 Output truncated to 5000 matches
I don't doubt that truncation occurs. But it is NOT FileZilla truncating the lists, it is THE SERVER!!! Look at the quote: The first word is "Response". Everything starting with "Response" in the log is coming directly from the server. The server (PureFTPd) is deliberately NOT sending any more than the first 5000 listing entries (4998 files plus the special entries . and ..). FileZilla can do zilch against it, it's a server restriction.
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Re: File Limitations

#9 Post by stonenote » 2010-03-23 04:18

Seems I have found that Filezilla won't handle this on the server as I would like it to. I have to use SSH with WinSCP427 instead. Oh well live and learn ... to workaround. Thanks for your help!

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Re: File Limitations

#10 Post by boco » 2010-03-23 05:35

that Filezilla won't handle this on the server as I would like it to
Read: The server can't handle this.
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Re: File Limitations

#11 Post by stonenote » 2010-03-23 05:42

hello I am reading... it was the "server" tech people that said to read everything I have to use SSH. So that is what I will be doing as the work around.

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Re: File Limitations

#12 Post by boco » 2010-03-23 05:51

You wrote that FileZilla can't handle this... FileZilla can handle it fine, just the server you're using cannot in FTP mode. If SFTP works, then great!
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