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Alice741
07-14-2003, 04:32 PM
I experienced a hard drive crash recently and also experienced some other issues which did not allow me to restore my web site files to the newly reformatted hard drive.

I can edit my websites directly on the server, but I would prefer to have the files on my hard drive and publish the changed files when necessary.

Is there a way I can download my web page files from the Westhost server and save them to my hard drive?

One site in question is www.homeline-computing.com if you need one to use as an example.

I use Frontpage extensions if you need to know that.

Thanks!

wildjokerdesign
07-15-2003, 07:46 AM
You could use a program like WS_FTP to log in and download your files from the server to your hard drive http://www.ipswitch.com/.


You can find out more about it in the WestHost manual here
http://manual.westhost.com/part2.html.

This is how I do most my management of my sites.

Alice741
07-15-2003, 08:32 AM
Thanks! I have used WS_FTP to go in the opposite direction, but never the other way. This will not corrupt my Frontpage extensions, will it?

Alice

torrin
07-15-2003, 09:15 AM
I'd say use zip to compress those files up first. That way you don't have to transfer as much.

Login using putty or ssh and type . . .


zip -9 -r website.zip *.*

That should do the trick. Then you can unzip it when you get it to your computer.

wildjokerdesign
07-15-2003, 03:34 PM
Thanks! I have used WS_FTP to go in the opposite direction, but never the other way. This will not corrupt my Frontpage extensions, will it?

Alice

I am not familar with Front Page but don't see why either Torrin's idea of zipping first and then downloading or just grabbing files one at a time would corrupt the file. I have never had any problem with WS_FTP changeing any of my files.