How to only download new and changed files

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Ian 09/22/2011 02:30 am
Hi,

How do I limit a download to only new and changed files? Just tried to check a site and it started to download everything again, even though many of the files had not changed. As this is a large site and we are using OE for an image backup of our site, we only want to see changes

Thanks
Oleg Chernavin 09/22/2011 10:42 am
Perhaps, the server always tells Offline Explorer that the files were changed. This happens often - especially on dynamicly generated pages (ASP, PHP, ASPX, etc.)

I would suggest you to use the "Check file size" option as well in the Project Properties dialog. This may decrease the number of redownloaded files.

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MP Staff
Ian 09/22/2011 10:55 am
Have been using OE for about 6 years now and have just purchased the latest version as my old version was at least 3 out of date and never had this problem.

We are downloading media files from a conference so large wmb, wma and mp4 files. Many are over 1GB in size. We need attendees to be able to do this so that they get all the material. At the moment, it is dowloading the entire site for the second time after when added just one more WMV. Worse still, once it starts, it sees all the files as not being there because it seems to be resetting whatever it uses as a master file covering file names, dates, sizes.

Ian
Oleg Chernavin 09/22/2011 11:51 am
Could you contact me at support@metaproducts.com with more details, including the Project settings (select it, use Export - Project Settings - Save To Text File menu: http://www.metaproducts.com/files/OEProjectSave.png) ?

I would also need some description on what URLs/links to monitor to reproduce the issue.

I will do the download and see what is wrong there. Thank you!

I can also contact you myself using the address you left in the forum.

Oleg.