SMF 2.0.18 has been released! Please update. Read more.
Started by AncientDragonfly, April 02, 2010, 11:52:18 AM
Quote from: kerbob on March 12, 2010, 03:21:21 PMNote to all FTP users: If you are backing up your site via FTP and you're not changing the mode of transfer for files without extensions.. your doing it wrong and risk having bad backups. The process below is specific to FileZilla but applies to any FTP client that auto determines the transfer file type (ASCII or BIN) for certains files.SMF BACKUP PROCEDURE USING FILEZILLA FTP1.) Make certain that FTP client is configured to use transfer type AUTO for all files and that "Treat files without extension as ASCII file" is checked and "Treat dotfiles as ASCII files" is checked.2.) Re-check Step 1. Highlight all remote folders on your ftp site EXCEPT the Attachments folder and download them. Why? These folders contain ASCII files without extensions and must be transferred as ASCII.3.) Change the FileZilla configuration so that "Treat files without extension as ASCII file" is unchecked.4.) Re-check Step 3. Highlight the remote Attachments folder and download it. Why? This folder must be downloaded as Binary because it contains Binary files (jpg, gif, png, etc).Does anyone know if there is any other folder within SMF that may have BINary files that have no extensions?
Quote from: (F.L.A.M.E.R) on April 02, 2010, 11:57:15 AMI had this issue previously. Since then I had been really careful about it. Thanks for the heads up once again. I am sure this will help alot of users around.
Quote from: Arantor on April 11, 2010, 10:09:34 AMThe reason for 'no PMs' in our sigs (both when I was staff and not) is simple: so many people send support PMs expecting an answer when they should use the forum.
Quote from: Chas Large on April 11, 2010, 10:17:29 AMTopic Stickied as requested. Good tip.
Quote from: Chas Large on April 11, 2010, 02:31:33 PMI hope so too. You beat me to recommending this topic to another member who may well have suffered the same problem. If only my memory wasn't limited to 64K, I might remember a few more things