Copy .mdb file from web host to local mac server at timed intervals

Posted on 2006-05-15
Last Modified: 2013-11-30
Hi Experts

Is it possible to copy an access database from our web host to our local mac server at timed intervals. If so, how would we go about this. If it was some sort of 'coded' thing could you please proved an example.

Question by:hnEE
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    I am assuming the host is a 2k or 2k3 machine.

    FTP would probably be the easiest way to transfer on a timed basis. If FTP server in not installed on your mac then install it. Create a batch file on your host with the following. Create a scheduled task on the host to run the batch file.

    cd \
    cd accessDBfolder
    Ftp -s:ftp.txt

    Create a txt file called ftp.txt

    mput accessmdb.mdb


    Obviously you will need to replace the ipaddress , username, password and filename to suit your circumstance.
    You will also have to change the batch file so the path is correct to your working folder.

    Hope this helps.




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