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1  WatchFTP / WatchFTP Beta board / Re: Download for WatchFTP beta
 on: Apr 22nd, 2017, 6:57am 
Started by Gert | Post by Gert
Beta 12 is available in the top post.
Unless issues are found this will be the final beta before release. We hope to release in the next few weeks.

Registered customers please note that you will need a new license name/key. When you install this beta it will run in "Evaluation Mode" for 30 days. Those who bought version 3 recently will receive a free upgrade to version 4, other customers can buy an upgrade at reduced price.


2  WatchFTP / WatchFTP English / Re: Watching files on FTP; cannot use modified date variable in script
 on: Apr 7th, 2017, 1:35pm 
Started by Roger | Post by Roger
Hi Gert,

Yes, That was what I meant to say, that the task is not downloading, because otherwise we would be downloading TBs.

However I note that the debug console output has this date information, and the ftpdirlist_current.watchftp has the file size so this information is accessible.

I didn't want to get into scripting/parsing the output files from debugging for obvious reasons....

Regards,
Roger

3  WatchFTP / WatchFTP English / Re: Watching files on FTP; cannot use modified date variable in script
 on: Apr 7th, 2017, 7:11am 
Started by Roger | Post by Gert
The task has the option set not to download any files, only detect changes. As the date/time related variables are set to the timestamps of the downloaded files, they are empty in this case.

A future release (may) use the FTP timestamps instead.

4  WatchFTP / WatchFTP English / Re: Watching files on FTP; cannot use modified date variable in script
 on: Apr 6th, 2017, 1:02pm 
Started by Roger | Post by Roger
Hi Gert,

Thanks for the super prompt response!

Yes it is really an FTP server afaik.

I've sent the info requested to your support email.

Cheers,
R.

5  WatchFTP / WatchFTP English / Re: Watching files on FTP; cannot use modified date variable in script
 on: Apr 6th, 2017, 10:38am 
Started by Roger | Post by Gert
Hello Roger,

Obviously, those variables ( http://www.watchftp.com/wfhelp/environment_variables_en.html ) should not be null. Hard to say what is happening without looking myself...

Is this *REALLY* FTP or is it SFTP?
Can you stop the task, right-click, select "backup" and send me the zip to look at? Also include your bat script (rename .bat to .txt to prevent email issues). See my signature below for my email.
Am I allowed to run the task so I can "debug"?

Gert

6  WatchFTP / WatchFTP English / Watching files on FTP; cannot use modified date variable in script
 on: Apr 5th, 2017, 8:25pm 
Started by Roger | Post by Roger
Hi,

Thanks for this software - it is what I needed for a critical task. I am using WatchFTP v 3.8.0.0 (64bit) evaluation.

I am NOT uploading; I need to get a baseline of files with date (time & size would also be nice) and then track new files from then on.

When I run in debug mode I can see the file modification dates on the FTP server in the debug console (& debug log), but when I run the batch file, the %WF_FILE_DATE_LM% and %WF_FILE_TIME_LM% variables are null. How should I get something close to the original file date? WF_DATE is the run date so not helpful for going into the past...

Batch script is a simple ECHO of variables into a text file; nothing fancy.

I've read through the forum. Help please?

Cheers,
Roger

7  WatchFTP / WatchFTP English / Re: Error reading history database and can not stop task
 on: Feb 28th, 2017, 8:25pm 
Started by Trey Murff | Post by Gert
Thanks, I may be a tiny bit biased but think so too Wink

8  WatchFTP / WatchFTP English / Re: Error reading history database and can not stop task
 on: Feb 28th, 2017, 8:06pm 
Started by Trey Murff | Post by Trey Murff
That looks like it fixed it. Now to write the program to process the file. I will be using WatchDirectory to upload the processed file back to our customer. Thx, your software is awesome.

9  WatchFTP / WatchFTP English / Re: Error reading history database and can not stop task
 on: Feb 28th, 2017, 7:39pm 
Started by Trey Murff | Post by Gert
Likely the history database became corrupt. Strange thing is, the task should normally abort/crash if that happens.

Do this...
Hover your mouse over the task name, a yellow note should popup telling you the PID of the task (Process ID).
Open Windows Task Manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC) and switch to the processes tab
If there is no Process ID column, add it (View -> Select columns)
End the process with the Process ID in the WF Control Center, it be a wfrun.exe process

Now back to the WF Control Center, it should show the task is stopped.
Select the menu "view -> Task Directory), windows explorer opens in the directory with settings/tasks...
navigate to the sub-directory with the name of the problem task
Inside it delete all files with "history" in their name, at least one, could be more
Now restart the WF Control Center, an empty history should be created

Gert

10  WatchFTP / WatchFTP English / Error reading history database and can not stop task
 on: Feb 28th, 2017, 7:01pm 
Started by Trey Murff | Post by Trey Murff
First, I am a watchdirectory owner as well and have been testing watchftp. My initial test worked just fine. My customer and I are finalizing our process and I wanted to run a final test before purchasing watchftp. I tried to stop the process and it will not change from running state to stopped. I then went to view history and I get an error reading history database.

As I said I have watchDirectory installed and don't know if that might be conflicting. It wont let me look at or delete the task as it says its running.

Update:
I was able to kill the service manually but going to services. After I did that and made a change I got the following error:



Any assistance would be appreciated. BTW, love WatchDirectory!