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FTp Scripts and UNC paths

Hi I am running a process over the next 30 days where I want to push files from a network location (hopefully just using its UNC path) to an ftp location.  I am using a vbs to start the ftp script.  I have been unable to set the lcd in the ftp script to the desired unc path so as a work around I am mapping a drive i the vbscript, running the ftp, and then removing the mapped drive.

Because of the time delays of ftping the files I have added (I know a pretty ugly one) a loop for the delay before the drive is diconnected.  I would prefer to just be able to set the lcd to the unc share.  Is this possible?

Here is my filename.ftp
---------------------------------------------------------------------
echo on
open ftplocation
usernamehere
passwordhere
cd /remoted directory/
lcd t:\
mput *.*
close
quit
---------------------------------------------------------------------

here is my vbscript file:
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' set the ftp filename
strFTPScript = "filename.ftp"
'map the network path
Set objNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network")
objNetwork.MapNetworkDrive "T:", "\\svnw1\GuyFawkes$"
'run the ftp script
Set objShell = WScript.CreateObject( "WScript.Shell" )
objShell.Run ("ftp -i -s:" & chr(34) & strFTPScript & chr(34))
Set objShell = Nothing
' do a loop for a time delay
For i = 1 to 20000000
Next
'disconnect the network drive and cleanup
objNetwork.RemoveNetworkDrive "T:"
set objNetwork = Nothing
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Is there a better way to do this? Cheers

I was hoping top be able to do something like............

Here is my filename.ftp
---------------------------------------------------------------------
echo on
open ftplocation
usernamehere
passwordhere
cd /remoted directory/
lcd \\server\sharename$
mput *.*
close
quit

is my issue with the fact that it is a hidden share?
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nzfire
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nzfire
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LindyMoffCommented:
Yeah, I'm pretty sure lcd is going to behave just like "cd" -- so not much chance it'll work.

Here's another thought -- why don't you copy files to a local "staging area" and then FTP them up?  Something tells me from your timeout that this could be a lot of data, but it might be worth it to guarantee that you get the entire data set.
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Steve KnightIT ConsultancyCommented:
tI doubt if a unc is supported by lcd ... but have you just tried

mput \\Server\share\path\*.*

Can't try it right now to check myself, sorry.

What else is involved in your VB script.  Perhaps we could write it all in a batch file then if you run ftp.exe the script will wait until it has finished (or you can also watch tasklist until ftp.exe disappears)
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