Updating downloads that have been moved

Author Message
Stephen 03/29/2006 07:01 am
Is it possible to move downloaded sites off of HD and still be able to use "download only modified files" to save space....

situation:

I downloaded a site that came out to 80 gig worth of files. I backed these up to DLT but I want to be able to update my archive without having to leave files on the hard drive (since I already deleted them).
Oleg Chernavin 03/29/2006 07:01 am
Dear Stephen,

Right now there is no such feature. But I think I will be able to come with some solution in few days. I cannot promise that, but there is a high chance.

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MetaProducts corp.
Stephen 03/29/2006 07:01 am
> Dear Stephen,
>
> Right now there is no such feature. But I think I will be able to come with some solution in few days. I cannot promise that, but there is a high chance.
>
> Best regards,
> Oleg Chernavin
> MetaProducts corp.

That would be great. Thanks for looking into it.
Oleg Chernavin 03/29/2006 07:01 am
Stephen,

I just sent you an E-mail directly. If you haven`t got it, please write us to support@metaproducts.com

Thank you!

Oleg.
AC 03/29/2006 07:01 am
What was the solution?

> Stephen,
>
> I just sent you an E-mail directly. If you haven`t got it, please write us to support@metaproducts.com
>
> Thank you!
>
> Oleg.
Oleg Chernavin 03/29/2006 07:01 am
We exchanged few E-mails with the customer and then we found a serious issue when trying to find a good solution. So, I had to take a timeout to find a better way.

Oleg.
03/29/2006 07:01 am
> We exchanged few E-mails with the customer and then we found a serious issue when trying to find a good solution. So, I had to take a timeout to find a better way.
>
> Oleg.

My two cents worth is also that this would be a *great* feature to have!
Oleg Chernavin 03/29/2006 07:01 am
Yes, I know. I will try to overcome the issue we have found as soon as possible.

Oleg.
Mike 03/29/2006 07:01 am
> Yes, I know. I will try to overcome the issue we have found as soon as possible.
>
> Oleg.

Oleg,

we`ve been looking at the same problem - we would really like to be able to download `new` files only even after the downloaded files are moved from the HD. As a workaround (to save space), we found that replacing downloaded files with 0-size files (while `check file size` in unchecked in Options) kinda achieves the same result - Offline Explorer will not download files that had been previously donloaded, while letting you to free up room. However, it would really be nice to have this feature.

Thanks,

Mike
Oleg Chernavin 03/29/2006 07:01 am
The real problem is the following. Suppose, you have a starting page a.htm. You remove the page from your hard disk, but OE remembers that a.htm was modified on the server on March 21th. Your initial Project setting was Level=0 - load only the starting a.htm page.

Now you decide to update downloaded site with Level=1. OE asks the server if a.htm has changed since the last download - the server says "No". OE doesn`t load the page again, because it is the same on the server, but you already removed the page from your disk. OE can`t load the site according Level=1 - it can`t find links to other files that were in a.htm, because there is no such file on the disk. So, the site update fails. The only way for OE is to load a.htm again, even though it hasn`t changed.

As a result - changing Projects settings when you removed loaded files from the hard disk will lead to an incorrect update.

This is a fundamental issue I am still thinking about.

Oleg.