Unfortunately, you'll have to manually type the remote path because scheduler doesn't have a remote browser for those fields.
For the rules, you might be able to use the "Synchronize task" for your logic. First, I would start out in FTP Voyager (instead of scheduler) to get your logic setup correctly. Then you can properly setup the "Synchronize task" in scheduler. This is very rigid and won't be as flexible as what you described, but it may be what you're looking for. See screen-shot below:
>you'll have to manually type
Speaking to that, what is the exact syntax of specifying a path here?
What its actually going to is C:\MyFTPSiteFolder\TargetFolder
then I have various (but not all) folders and files going in here.
The scheduler aborted with this message:
Execution failed (Last Error Message: Unable to backup folders: Could not retrieve additional information about the remote path. Please make sure the path exists and the logged in user has permissions within the folder.).
I assume the path starts with what Home Folder I allocated for the logged in user.
So that would be C:\TargetFolder?
Speaking to the right side field: Local File/Folder: You can just highlite One in the drop-down-list.
How about multi-select? Is that possible?
Remote paths always start with "/". So if there's a sub-folder within the user's home directory, it would be "/subfolder". If you want to transfer an entire directory, you would use a wildcard (e.g., "/subfolder/*").
I've gone into Backup Task, under scheduler
On left field I've tried using \PLSG_DRV\* and on right side of this screen , I can , in fact , multi-select with the drop-down tree.
Still get error message even when using FTP root file path specification.
Can you look at screen shot and tell me what I'm doing wrong?
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The screenshot shows you're still using the backup task. If you want to configure it this way, then your remote path should be "/PacLogFTP/PLSG_DRV" because you're essentially uploading your local folder and/or files to this remote directory.
Yes. The backup-task allows me to multi-select files/&folders in the right side pane.
I typed ,in the Remote path field, exactly as you have said it: "/PacLogFTP/PLSG_DRV"
and I still get the familiar fault msg: "Could not retrieve additional info about remote path....."
I know I have the right permissions , because I can go into regular foreground Voyager and hit
the Upload button on various test files and they are sent into this folder without a problem.
Maybe you have to add a '/' to the back of the file path so it knows it's a directory. Try this path instead, "/PacLogFTP/PLSG_DRV/".
No. When I added the trailing forward slash and hit Save, & hit Edit to go
back and look at it, it just drops it.
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Can't duplicate automatic uploads from SmartFTP to voyager - scheduler
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