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Synchronize two FTP folders in one action in Transmit Apps
Transmit has a great synchronize feature. But it only works with one FTP server at a time, with a folder in the Finder. Here is how to make it synchronize two FTP servers...

In Transmit, open one of the FTP server you want to synchronize. Then in Finder, under the Go menu choose Connect To Server. Mount the other FTP server with the address ftp://user:pass@server.com (fill in the details).

In Transmit, you can now synchronize the two FTP servers, since one of them is mounted in the Finder! No more using your hard drive as a swap space. The only caveat is that Finder's FTP mounts are read-only. So your synchronize is a one way street with this method. OK another caveat -- Finder's FTP speed is very slow.
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Synchronize two FTP folders in one action in Transmit
Authored by: yanokwa on Dec 19, '06 09:54:21AM

You can also use rsync to synchronize between two hosts.



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Synchronize two FTP folders in one action in Transmit
Authored by: jimmatthews on Dec 20, '06 08:33:12AM

I would recommend against using the Finder's FTP support; it is read-only, and not terribly reliable. Fetch's Mirror command works between two servers.



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why not opening 2 windows (to 2 servers)?
Authored by: Herve5 on Dec 20, '06 01:29:04PM

You describe your issue as if the app you use (Transmit) couldn't open two separate windows to two different ftp servers: is it really true??

All the other ftp apps I know can do it, and most will use specific remote-to-remote commands when you drag one file from one server to the other, with a backup strategy of using the local computer as an intermediate only if remote-to-remote commands fail!

Two examples of apps doing explicitly that: RBrowser (the most feature-packed), and Cyberduck (free/OS)



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why not opening 2 windows (to 2 servers)?
Authored by: mahakali on Jan 11, '07 10:53:46AM

Like Herve5 said, you can open 2 windows in Transmit, connect to 2 different servers and drag/drop between them.



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