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Author Topic: Auto-download from DC with WinSCP  (Read 2135 times)

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Auto-download from DC with WinSCP
« on: August 11, 2011, 11:49:57 AM »
I wonder if this is permissible and possible: I'd like to automate something that, currently, I'm doing manually.  I backup my Flatpress Blog by downloading it to my MyBook using Filezilla.  I understand that WinSCP can be used in console mode with an associated text file acting as a script.  I'm wondering (1) if this is permissible even if I get it working and (2) if permissible, does anyone have any experience and can provide a sample script. 

All I want is a WinSCP script to automate downloading my /flatpress/ directory to my MyBook.  Then I can use Task Scheduler to automate this.

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Re: Auto-download from DC with WinSCP
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2011, 02:46:00 PM »
It looks like Command Line FTP would work too.

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Re: Auto-download from DC with WinSCP
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2011, 02:55:59 PM »
I'd say: Go for it! :up:
The WinSCP script isn't that had to grasp, IMHO, and if you can do it by hand, who (c/w)ould stop you doing it mechanically?

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Re: Auto-download from DC with WinSCP
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2011, 02:59:35 PM »
I've been experimenting with WinSCP, but so far haven't figured out how to connect to my DC ftp account.  I dunno if I'm entering the connection string wrong, or if WinSCP doesn't support secure FTP.

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Re: Auto-download from DC with WinSCP
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2011, 03:16:43 PM »
or if WinSCP doesn't support secure FTP
That's one of the main protocols of WinSCP :D

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Re: Auto-download from DC with WinSCP
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2011, 09:29:21 PM »
I just used an evaluation copy of Beyond Compare and it did exactly what I wanted.  Identified the files on the server that were newly created on my Flatpress blog, and allowed me to download just those files to my backup directory.  Great!  Looks like I'll be buying this, but if I later change computers, will my license/activation key still work, or is just one-PC/one-license?  Anyone know?

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Re: Auto-download from DC with WinSCP
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2011, 09:34:51 PM »
It should still work. From what I recall, it has no (noticeable) online component to it. Hell, I am pretty sure it is a completely offline deal. And if it isn't, I had good experiences with them the one time I emailed them for support.

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Re: Auto-download from DC with WinSCP
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2011, 09:36:15 PM »
Thanks, worstje!

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Re: Auto-download from DC with WinSCP
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2011, 10:01:10 PM »
will my license/activation key still work

Absolutely — I'm in the middle of changing machines myself.

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