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greener

« on: February 25, 2009, 16:27 »
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I have read a number of people are scheduling their uploads with filezilla.  Can someone post a little walk through on how that is done?  What version of filezilla are you using?  I can' seem to figure it out, and I end up opening multiple instances of filezilla (and sometimes run into problems with speed)


« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2009, 16:41 »
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I know I have posted this before, but can't find my link to it. so here it goes again.
I will use simple steps so that anyone can follow.

1. Open Filezilla
2. *Click* File - Site Manager or CTRL + S
3. *Click* New Site and type in the name you want to give ie:"Dreamstime"
4.  Fill in the relevant ftp data from the site in the correct fields
5. Repeat for all the sites you are with
6. Now connect to the first one at the top
7. Select the pictures you want to upload
8. Drag to the open box at the bottom
9. Repeat steps 6-9
10. *Right click* and Process Queue

Filezilla will automatically connect to the next one in the list at the bottom and upload all files.

Please let me know if this is clear or not.

« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2009, 17:08 »
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No mather what i do, i can only connect to one site at the time.  When connecting to the second site first connected is closed.

What am i missing here.?.

Patrick h.

« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2009, 17:54 »
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No mather what i do, i can only connect to one site at the time.  When connecting to the second site first connected is closed.

What am i missing here.?.

Even if you close the server you are transferring to, the current transfers keep on going in the bottom (queue) window. You can drag and drop files to the new site then, and so on. You can do that with as many sites as you like. You can even disconnect on top with the current server, the queue keeps on going.

RT


« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2009, 18:07 »
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No mather what i do, i can only connect to one site at the time.  When connecting to the second site first connected is closed.

What am i missing here.?.

Patrick h.

Nothing, just follow the advice dragon-fang posted above, then walk away and leave it for a while, when you come back they'll have all uploaded.

If you really want to connect to more than one site at a time you'll need to open multiple windows, but to be honest that will just slow down the first upload, then the second and so on the more you open up.

RacePhoto

« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2009, 02:07 »
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No mather what i do, i can only connect to one site at the time.  When connecting to the second site first connected is closed.

What am i missing here.?.

Even if you close the server you are transferring to, the current transfers keep on going in the bottom (queue) window. You can drag and drop files to the new site then, and so on. You can do that with as many sites as you like. You can even disconnect on top with the current server, the queue keeps on going.

That answers it. I kept thinking that when I closed a connection, it was closed and the next one was active. I didn't understand that it would continue with the stopped uploads as it worked it's way through. So they aren't stopped, they are paused and waiting. I'll have to try it when I get something new.

Thanks!

greener

« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2009, 02:43 »
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ahh, yes thanks.  That was the same for me.

I would set one site to be uploading, then when I went to connect to the second site it said 'disconnect - yes / no'  i thought if i disconnected it would stop my uploads.. but I just said 'yes - disconnect' and connected to the second site and put the images in cue.

Thanks for the help.

« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2009, 04:58 »
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No mather what i do, i can only connect to one site at the time.  When connecting to the second site first connected is closed.

What am i missing here.?.

Even if you close the server you are transferring to, the current transfers keep on going in the bottom (queue) window. You can drag and drop files to the new site then, and so on. You can do that with as many sites as you like. You can even disconnect on top with the current server, the queue keeps on going.

Tried it this morning... and it worked.  One filezilla window open, uploading to 9 sites.   Stupid i missed that before.
Thanks for the input.

Patrick H.

« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2009, 03:29 »
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Just thought i'd post this quote here since FlemishDreams made such a nice effort of breaking down the process even more.

I didn't know you could schedule Filezilla! How do you do that?

The easiest way is to put all your sites in the site manager: fill in FTP url, name, pass. For SS and BigStock, also put the "number of simultaneous connections" to 1 (Transfer Settings tab).

At the left pane (Local site) open the folder you want to upload from on your disk. Select the files you want to upload by CTRL-click or SHIFT-click if they are in a contiguous row, just like in the windows file manager.

Open site 1 in your site manager and click connect, then wait till in your right pane (Remote site) the folder on the remote site comes alive. Drag the files from the left to the right pane. Transfer starts for site 1.

The bottom pane has three tabs: Queued files, Failed transfers, Successful transfers. Your uploads will show in the Queued files where you can monitor Site to upload to, local file name/folder, and transfer progress bar.

Now open site 2 in your site manager and connect. It will ask whether to break the current connection, and answer "yes". This is the part where most people get fooled since they think it will interrupt the queue. That's not true, the queued transfers will just go on. So once on the right panel the remote folder for site 2 goes live, drag and drop the batch from the left pane again there. This queues the transfer as you can see in the bottom pane.

Now go back to site manager and connect to site 3. You will be asked again to break the current connection, so answer "yes". When site 3 goes live in the right pane, drag the local files from the left pane there again. Etc...

Do this for all your sites that have FTP. At the end, you will see all files in progress plus the queued ones in the bottom pane. You're set now. Take a walk, take a bath, go shopping, or minimize filezilla and go on with whatever you're doing on your pc.

When all is finished, the bottom pane with Queued files will be empty. If some transfers failed, click the Failed transfers tab, and there you will see a list of the failed ones. You can easily reschedule them by selecting them all, right click and choose "reschedule" or whatever from the context menu that popped up.
To make sure, you can also check the Successful transfers tab to verify what was uploaded where.

How just to schedule and not really upload now? Instead of dragging the files to the left pane, left-click on the files and choose "Add files to queue" in the context menu that pops up. You will see that the scheduled files are added to the bottom pane with Queued files, along with the site to which they are queued to, but they don't start. If later you want to delete one of more files from the queue, just select them there and press Delete.

Ah, and right clicking on the queued files gives you also the choice what to do after all uploads are done: play a sound, close Filezilla, shut down the PC (in case you start before going to bed), reboot, etc...







 

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