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Author Topic: Auto-synchronize FTP folders with HD folders?  (Read 4472 times)

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Auto-synchronize FTP folders with HD folders?
« on: November 01, 2005, 05:38:27 AM »
Hi,

is there a (free?) tool to auto-synchronize FTP folders with folders on my HD? So that I can set it to "synchronize D:\random stuff\ with [FTP URL]/some stuff in here/" every 24 hours?

Also, which newbie-friendly (free?) FTP tools do you recommend? I haven't used FTP in years...

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Re: Auto-synchronize FTP folders with HD folders?
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2005, 07:40:00 AM »
I have been using AlFTP (from Renegades AlTools site). It has a few roigh edges but it seems to work pretty well.

I have also tried using FTPGenius (part of the ZipGenius pack) but can't work out why it won't connect to some site???

A good workhorse (not free) is WS_FTP from www.ipswitch.com

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Re: Auto-synchronize FTP folders with HD folders?
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2005, 07:42:30 AM »
might also be worth a try:
http://filezilla.sourceforge.net/

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Re: Auto-synchronize FTP folders with HD folders?
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2006, 03:12:52 PM »
I use SyncBack.

http://www.2brightsparks.com/downloads.html

It FTPs, synchronizes, schedules and V3.2.10 is %100 freeware(scroll down).
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Re: Auto-synchronize FTP folders with HD folders?
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2006, 06:50:23 PM »
CuteFTP Pro isn't free, but has the best auto-folder synchronization I've seen.  It will monitor a folder on your computer and on the server and reflect any changes to either one to the other.

You might also want to give BatchFTP a try -- I reviewed it in the mini-reviews section.  It's not free, but it's cheap (15 bucks).  It integrates with windows scheduler and can be set to perform scheduled FTP operations in either direction.

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Re: Auto-synchronize FTP folders with HD folders?
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2006, 11:09:29 PM »
Does it have to be FTP?  This sounds like a job for rsync.  http://www.samba.org/rsync/
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Re: Auto-synchronize FTP folders with HD folders?
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2006, 02:43:43 AM »
Not sure if it has folder sync but much friendly and free

www.smartftp.com

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Re: Auto-synchronize FTP folders with HD folders?
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2006, 09:54:12 AM »
I use SyncBack.

brotherS,

SyncBack is recommended in MarkTAW's favorite smallwares

He has related articles, featuring SyncBack, on Automated Hands Free Backup and Recovering from Catastrophic Failure


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Re: Auto-synchronize FTP folders with HD folders?
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2006, 08:49:38 PM »
nice links rjbull.