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Advanced FTP Site Settings: Synchronization Tab

The Synchronization tab contains all the options related to the Folder Synchronizer.

Synchronization Direction

If UPLOAD is selected, the synchronization target will be the remote directory, while the local directory serves as reference and source; if DOWNLOAD is selected, the local directory will be the target; if BOTH is selected, new or newer files in either of the directories will be the source.

Synchronization Scheme

This option defines a general rule on how the contents of target directory will be modified or updated based on the information of the source directory.

For Upload and Download directions, available schemes are as follows:

TURBOFTP00090001.gif Add only new files to destination

TURBOFTP00090001.gif Update only existing files at destination

TURBOFTP00090001.gif Update and add new files to destination

TURBOFTP00090001.gif Update, add new and remove unique files at destination

TURBOFTP00090001.gif Remove duplicate files at destination

For Both direction, available schemes are as follows:

TURBOFTP00090001.gif Add only new files to destination

TURBOFTP00090001.gif Update only existing files at destination

TURBOFTP00090001.gif Update and add new files to destination

TURBOFTP00090001.gif Remove duplicate files at destination

Include subfolders

If selected, subfolders will be included in the comparison and will show up in the Folder Synchronizer. By default this option is enabled.

Show subfolders at bottom

If selected, subfolders will show up at bottom in the directory tree. Otherwise they will be placed at top. By default, this option is enabled.

Ignore filename case

If selected, filename case will be ignored in directory and file comparison. By default, this option is disable.

Compare file size rather than file time

By default, if a file in the destination directory is found to match the name of a file in the source directory, its time stamp will be compared against that of the source file as to determine which one is "newer". If this option is enabled, the result is determined solely by file size rather than file time. Suppose both the source and the target directories have a file called "document.zip", but they have different size, the one in the source directory will then be considered as "newer" when applying one of the synchronization schemes, otherwise both files will be considered to be identical.

This is useful for example, when you want to update a local directory with another directory on a remote server, which contains only binary files and you are sure that different files must have different size.

Delete downloaded files from remote server

If selected, TurboFTP will try to remove a file after it is downloaded from the remote server. If the download is incomplete or unsuccessful, it will not be removed.

Delete uploaded local files

If selected, TurboFTP will try to remove a file after it is uploaded from the local computer. If the upload is incomplete or unsuccessful, it will not be removed.

Filters

A group of options are provided which allow you to ignore files or subdirectories in the comparison to perform. An edit box is provided for entering filters, which can be specified with wildcards and should be separated with comma.

Apply filters to folder names

Apply filters listed in the edit field below to subfolder names. If a subfolder's name matches one of the filters, it will be hidden from view and excluded in the comparison. By using this feature you can ignore certain subdirectories either in the local directory or in the remote directory as needed.

Case sensitive filters

If selected, filters are treated as case sensitive.