Transfer SuperTrend data files to FTP server


#1

Is there a way I could transfer the SuperTrend files to an FTP server? I’m thinking, that maybe every day, midnight, the tool automatically ZIPs the folder where the SuperTrend data files are and automatically uploads the ZIP file just created into a folder on an FTP server. This function could be very useful in our data collection efforts. I have a way to do this, but it’s complicated, so I’m looking for a possible easier solution. Thanks in advance!


#2

Dropbox? (Batch copy the files over each day - but dont just set the Dropbox folder at the super trend folder, it keeps trying to sync the file all day as data is written to it).
Email? (Have a batch job email them to the server each day).
rsync? (share the directly and rsync it once a day).

One comment I would like to make is unless you really really really really need the files at midnight, don’t do anything to the files at midnight… The reason is two fold.
First, PAC Display has to close and open each super trend file at midnight. If your batch file command is too fast, you might find some of the files in various states of roll over.
Secondly, a whole bunch of ‘stuff’ gets done by the computer and network at midnight. Its a really busy time for PC and network, if you can wait a moment, everything will go smoother and be less glitchy.

Sounds like you could easily wait till 1am or 3 am or better still 2:42am (or some other not on the hour time).
The files will still be there and they will be closed and ready to go.

Lets know what you end up doing, its a common issue with lots of solutions.


#3

What is rsynch?


#4

rsync (no h).

From the top Google search result, Wikipedia;

“[B]rsync[/B] is a utility software and [URL=“http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_protocol”]network protocol for [URL=“http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unix-like”]Unix-like systems (with a [URL=“http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porting”]port to [URL=“http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Windows”]Microsoft Windows) that [URL=“http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File_synchronization”]synchronizes files and [URL=“http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Directory_(file_systems)”]directories from one location to another while minimizing [URL=“http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data”]data transfer by using [URL=“http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delta_encoding”]delta encoding when appropriate.”

It gets used in the Linux world a fair bit, which is where I discovered it.

From your first post description, wanting files in one place to be synchronized to another, rsync jumped to mind.
Might be a bit of a learning curve, but could be rewarding for the time invested.