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Author Topic: How to specify remote folder (on SFTP server) in Free File Sync  (Read 2783 times)

kyrathaba

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Using Free File Sync and like it. Does great with local drives. Find and connects to my website okay via SFTP. However, I can't figure out how to correctly tell it where to look for the remote backup folder. I have a directory named /Proofreading/ that is located at the same level as .cpanel, public_ftp, public_html, etc. Anyone know how to fill in the info correctly in the circled area in the screenshot below?

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Re: How to specify remote folder (on SFTP server) in Free File Sync
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2015, 05:07:06 PM »
I'll ask the obvious question...does entering "Proofreading" without the quotes and slashes work?

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Re: How to specify remote folder (on SFTP server) in Free File Sync
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2015, 05:08:14 PM »
Nope. Tried it barebones. Also tried with only the trailing slash, and with both a fore- and trailing slash.

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Re: How to specify remote folder (on SFTP server) in Free File Sync
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2015, 05:19:37 PM »
SSH into the box and navigate to the Proofreading folder.  Then, use the PWD command to get the actual full path and try that.

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Re: How to specify remote folder (on SFTP server) in Free File Sync
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2015, 05:35:40 PM »
I have putty. Is there an equivalent comma to PWD?

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Re: How to specify remote folder (on SFTP server) in Free File Sync
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2015, 05:37:03 PM »
Disregard putty question...

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Re: How to specify remote folder (on SFTP server) in Free File Sync
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2015, 05:38:03 PM »
kyrathab@williambryanmiller.com [~/public_html/proofingDocs]

is the value returned from the PWD command...

I DID move the folder into the /public_html/ directory...

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Re: How to specify remote folder (on SFTP server) in Free File Sync
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2015, 05:42:25 PM »
Try using this path:  public_html/proofingDocs

If that fails, try using the entire path.

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Re: How to specify remote folder (on SFTP server) in Free File Sync
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2015, 05:57:53 PM »
Tried the following (all failed):

public_html/proofingDocs
williambryanmiller.com/public_html/proofingDocs
williambryanmiller.com/proofingDocs
proofingDocs

Tried the above four with trailing slash too. :(

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Re: How to specify remote folder (on SFTP server) in Free File Sync
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2015, 06:29:36 PM »
Did you try: ~/public_html/proofingDocs

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Re: How to specify remote folder (on SFTP server) in Free File Sync
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2015, 06:32:58 PM »
Hmm...when I use pwd on *NIX boxes, I get paths that start with a slash.  It seems like you have shell access -- I don't know if the readlink command is there, but 'readlink -f .' in my home directory gives me a full path (but then, so does 'pwd').

FWIW, I don't know how things are set up elsewhere, but I've often ended up with some paths that start with at least '/home/username' for the default directory I get when connecting via ssh or sftp.

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Re: How to specify remote folder (on SFTP server) in Free File Sync
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2015, 09:44:58 PM »
Got it working. It's running right now. When it completes and I can access the right dialog, I'll report the path that worked.

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Re: How to specify remote folder (on SFTP server) in Free File Sync
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2015, 06:29:19 AM »
...<i>and</i> lost it, because after job ran last night, Win7 rebooted to install updates. Thought I'd saved the config data but ... grrrr...

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Re: How to specify remote folder (on SFTP server) in Free File Sync
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2015, 06:36:54 AM »
Decided on WinSCP for FTP synch. But if anyone has FreeFileSync sFTP connection string clue, I'm still interested.

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Re: How to specify remote folder (on SFTP server) in Free File Sync
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2015, 06:50:49 AM »
Aha!

use:

/home/user/public_html/directory