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#1 ak.portobello

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 09:18 PM



I am a new SmartFTP user and would like some guidance on automating a daily process which I have to carry out.


I transfer files to and from a remote server and my C: drive.


The first part of the process is as follows:


1. Look on the remote server for a new folder. (The new folders are updated on a daily basis, and the folder is named with the date - eg. of format: 20130521. I transfer the files inside the folder into a specific folder in the C:, but not the whole folder)


I have seen the tutorials of how to run SmartFTP as a service. I have also seen tutorials of how to time and schedule transfers, but I don't want to have to do that, I want it to pick it up by itself. The files that are transferred from the remote server are generated on the server during the night, therefore I want to schedule it to find the new files at about 07:00 and then start the process.


I appreciate any help you can provide - thank you!



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 10:11 PM

You basically setup a recurring transfer (runs every day at 07:00) of the parent folder. If you only want to transfer a folder with a specific name you need to use a transfer queue script. See SDK:
Script: Dynamic Transfer Queue Item Source Path

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 11:47 AM

Thank you for your quick reply! I will look into this and see what I can do.

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