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Created 05 Sep 2005
Modified 12 Apr 2007

Article 2562

550 Can't check for file existence

Problem

When attempting to upload a file to a remote FTP server, a 550 error code is encountered

SIZE file
550 Can't check for file existence
550 Requested action not taken

Cause

The SIZE command is sent by the FTP client for two reasons :

The server responds with a 550 code indicating that the file does not already exist on the server.

Solution

In this case the 550 code returned by the remote FTP server is for information purposes only and can be ignored.

Keywords
size, file existence, 550