Getting properties right to maintain very large offline website download

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Edro 11/05/2009 09:09 pm
I'm trying to understand the impact of these settings (properties) and menu commands:

Project Properties:
Download only Modified and new files
Check file size
Download All files
Do not download existing files
...

Under the (green down arrow) Download icon on the toolbar:
Download [just clicking on the green down arrow]
Restart download
Update Project
Download missing files
Site Map

Here is my actual problem and why I need to understand these (or other) options, properties, or commands:

Without testing first, I decided to download a large site of PDF files that I need to have offline. I decided that I would need to go back once in a while to see if there were any new or replaced (modified) PDF files. I had already downloaded a HUGE number of files. So I created a test site and put a few files in it to see how to do this.

Now I've tried several combinations of these commands and project properties and I can't figure out what I really need. I should be ashamed because I'm a long time user of Offline Explorer but usually my need was just to get a site and, use it offline when I needed to, and that was the end of it. This is my first time trying to /maintain/ an offline site. As large as it is (almost 40k files, almost 80GB data), I need to get properties and process right.

Thanks!
Edro 11/05/2009 09:11 pm
I guess that I should ass that my concern is that it would start downloading all the files again (not acceptable or neglect to download an existing (but modified) file.

Thanks again,
Ed
Edro 11/05/2009 09:13 pm
Uh -- really sorry for bad typing. I meant to say, "I really should ADD" not what I typed. Note that the letter D is next to the letter S, and I'm using a notebook style keyboard, the letters being so close together. I didn't notice until the post came up after I submitted it. SO SORRY!
Oleg Chernavin 11/06/2009 08:03 am
"Download only Modified and new files" and "Update Project" have the same effect for the download. I think, they are really what you need. The "Do not load existing files" is useful when you have a partially loaded Project (you stopped it manually) and you want to continue from the stop point.

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MP Staff
Edro 11/06/2009 09:06 am
Thank you!
Oleg Chernavin 11/06/2009 09:15 am
You are welcome!

Oleg.