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Transmit caches can recover seemingly lost data
Authored by: msilverman on Jan 03, '08 08:01:20AM

This is a clever hint, but if you are using this type of "live" ftp editing for anything more then correcting a typo, you are living dangerously. You really should have all your files backed up/mirrored locally and even better, use source code control.



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Transmit caches can recover seemingly lost data
Authored by: NeoX on Jan 03, '08 10:57:46AM

When I read this hint I thought the same thing. Working in Transmit, or any program with a live copy is a serious risk. A simple hint is don't do it. ;)



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Transmit caches can recover seemingly lost data
Authored by: robogobo on Jan 03, '08 03:53:52PM

Agreed. That said, still a great hint for other purposes.



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Transmit caches can recover seemingly lost data
Authored by: DavidRavenMoon on Jan 03, '08 07:46:06PM

I agree! I always work off a full site backup, and even if I'm fixing a typo, I down load the file first.

I only use Transmit for transferring files.

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Transmit caches can recover seemingly lost data
Authored by: osxpounder on Jan 04, '08 10:46:21AM

I don't work directly on original files on a server, so this is never a problem for me. I think it's a good work habit to back up the originals, work on copies, and upload any changed files after I've worked on them. It's a habit that's served me well.

If I'm "only going to make a quick change", then at the very least I make a copy of that file on the server, so I can replace my changed file immediately. I leave that file, too, in case a problem only shows up later. Since I give files long, descriptive names, this habit serves me well, also.



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