Schedule FTP Transfer of a Group of Files
Using Task Scheduler to schedule transfer of a group of files is similar
to schedule the current queue except that the former is for one time job
only and with the latter you can schedule a repeated job.
Following are the steps to schedule transfer of a group of files (session
task) with TurboFTP's Task Scheduler.
Make a session file containing all the files you want to download or send.
Suppose you save it as c:\Download\archive.tbx. You need to logon to the
FTP server to create it by drag and drop files to the queue window (window
at the bottom) and save it. Make sure to store the FTP site's profile in
the FTP Site Address Book so that TurboFTP can get the correct user name
and password when logon. For more information on how to create a session
file, click here.
- Create a Session File
You can configure TurboFTP to only download or upload newer files. Suppose
you have a batch of files to download from a server regularly, you only
want to download those modified since the last download, then you can select
[Options|Advanced Con't|Only download newer files] or [Files|Only download
newer files] in [Advanced Site Settings] of the individual site.
( Note that [Advanced Site Settings] are site specific, while settings in
[Options] have global effect. A gray-checked option in [Advanced Site Settings]
indicates the setting of the same name in [Options] would be used, which
is the default setting for options that are configurable both globally and
individually for a site. )
To disable any overwrite prompt in the course of transfer, disable [Options|Confirmation|Confirm
- Make Necessary Transfer Settings
Open Task Scheduler, click on the button Add and choose Session Task. A
settings page will appear. Specify your preferred launch time and task repetition
options. When finished, click OK to save the task. A session file stores
the contents of the transfer queue and contains a list of files to transfer.
Note that a queue entry can use wildcard mask, functioning like the mget
and mput command in DOS Ftp.
For information on configuring when and how often to run the task, see topic
Schedule Task Settings.
- Create a Session Schedule Task