Downloading new/modified asp pages

Eric Fox
03/29/2006 07:01 am
I am trying to download a large art site, This site uses asp to serve most of the pages and is frequently updated. Having spent some time downloading it (3GB, 46,000 files, over a 56K dial-up), many of the asp pages are missing (randomly, about 5%), along with quite a few images. All these do exist on the server. Additionally, when the site is updated, OEPro does not seem to get the updated asp`s unless I do a `Download All Files` in Properties, not good when it can take a full week to do this.

Is there any advice on how to download this site? Is there a way to `Download All Files`, so as to get the new/modified asp`s, but not download images that are already downloaded, since images make up the bulk of the size?

I have tried several options, including `Download only Modified files` with and without `Check File Size` and `Skip Existing Media files`, no combination so far seems successful.
Oleg Chernavin
03/29/2006 07:01 am
I am sorry for the late answer. Can you please start the Project in the "Do not load existing files" mode? This should detect which files are missing to download only them.

The problem may be because the server is overloaded. In such cases it may output error pages instead of some real ASP files.

Please let me know if this helps.

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MetaProducts corp.
03/29/2006 07:01 am
Hi Eric,

Tried your site, works fine for me, I have though an ADSL connection at 500kb/s. Had many problems like you (images not completely downloaded, missing pages) with all offline browsers when I was on 56k phone line.
Modem connections usually drop for a while regularily without actually disconnecting you. The Offline browser is then given a time out response and skips the page. Also, modem connections are often overloaded by so many threads launched by an offline browser. In that case, some threads can be given a partial data resulting in "shortned pages or images".
Try so these issues:
-Increase the "Time out" option to a big value like 600 sec or more
-Use a high "number of retries" in the Options menue
-Try to split your project in many smaller parts
-In the dialog box under "Options", check if you specify the correct type of connection you have
-Don`t keep the same connection running for a hole day, usually your ISP will disconnect you

Hope this helps until you move to a faster connection
03/29/2006 07:01 am
and... (sorry I forgot to add it in orevious message): reduce the number of threads to a maximum of 3 to 5 on a modem connection