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Website Mirroring tool needed !

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Dear Experts,

I've got quite a big extranet here (350 Mb). Because it's so big, one of the countries that needs to access it would like to host a mirror locally for their users (They've got limited bandwidth to the internet).

What I need is a tool that can:
- Run automated (commandline maybe?) so they can download updates overnight.
- Can work with FTP
- Can do DELTA updates (in other words, it will only download files from the FTP server that are different from the files they've already got.

The plan is to point an FTP directory to the extranet files so they can also download ASP files and make them work on their locally hosted version.

I'm looking for of-the-shelve tools..

Thanks !
Mike.
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in other words WS_FTP will work.

CJ
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Thanks for that ! I will investigate next week and come back to you. If there are any other options available from other experts I would love to hear those as well.

Regards,
Mike.
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Alternatives:
http://www.netload.com.au/
http://www.ftpcontrol.com/ (looks like it will do just what you want including scheduling unattended trasfers)
ftp://src.doc.ic.ac.uk/computing/archiving/mirror/ (not really sure about this one)

Another tool I like is Beyond Compare.  It is a comparison tool that compars files in directories.  All differences are colour coded and will even highlight differences within text files (txt, HTML, CSS, et c.).  It doesn't do the mirroring thing but it is a great tool for easily seeing differences.  http://www.scootersoftware.com/  
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Mike,


What is the OS, Platform where the mirror website would be running.

Take a look at Teleport Pro;
http://www.tenmax.com

For unix, I would recommend Wget.  In fact, there is win32 port for wget.  I'll post the url later.

Another option is to ran a accelerator (so called reverse proxy server).
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OS will be Microsoft (on both sides)... Thanks all.. I'll review and test the links you gave me and will report back the coming week !

Mike.
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Thanks, I'll go with the WSFTP solution (why didn't I think of that ??).. It seems to work fine.

Cheers,
Mike
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Glad I could help and thanx for the "A".

CJ
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