Automating an FTP Process

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  1. Hummer macrumors 65816

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    I need to take new files in a given folder and have them uploaded to a server at a specific time each night.

    What would be the best program for doing this?
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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    If you're comfortable with the command line, I used to do something like this with cron and ncftp. I'm sure there are other more GUIfied ways to do this.

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  3. Hummer thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thank you. I'm actually not comfortable with command line processes. I'm looking for something more GUI friendly.
     
  4. jsm4182 macrumors 6502

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    It could be done with an automator workflow, for scheduling you could attach the workflow to a calendar event.

    The workflow would be something like Get Specified Server -> Connect to Server -> Get Specified Finder Items -> Copy Finder Items
     
  5. Hummer thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thank you. How do I tell it to upload new files only and not ones that were previously uploaded?
     
  6. jsm4182 macrumors 6502

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    You could add "Filter Finder Items" and set it to date last modified is in the last day.
     
  7. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    I use an FTP program called Fetch, and it sounds like "Mirror" might be what you are looking for. I've copied the relevant Help text below. I've bolded some text that I think you'll be most interested in. You could set the Mirror Document to open at a certain time each night. I'd be surprised if other FTP programs don't have something similar.

     
  8. Revken macrumors newbie

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    I do something similar using Hazel & Transmit. Works for what I need it to do

    Will work for new files added to the folder or whatever you define
     

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