Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1

    Problem copying folder via ftp

    Hi All,

    I really need the help out here, My company website was on a hosting server and we moved the website to a new server, but we are facing problem with 1 folder the folder contains images and the number of images are 10360492. we are unable to download that folder from the old hosting server via ftp. can any one please help me fast. I am using filezilla and ms-dos but nothing works.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    US; UK/EU; Asia/Australia
    Why are you unable?
    What sort of error does FileZilla give you?
    Have you tried with another FTP client?

  3. #3
    Command: CWD model
    Response: 250 CWD command successful
    Command: PWD
    Response: 257 "/web/model" is the current directory
    Command: PASV
    Response: 227 Entering Passive Mode (74,208,127,96,208,251).
    Command: LIST
    Response: 150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for file list
    Error: Connection timed out
    Error: Failed to retrieve directory listing

  4. #4
    I also try from ms-dos and Core FTP LE, but nothing is working.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Those servers arent cpanel ?
    Openvz SolusVm VPS DDOS Protected Canada & Romania
    Dedicated Servers And Satellite Dish Colocation with 1Gbps For IPTV
    Canada Anti DDOS Webhosting, Reseller Hosting, WHMsonic, WHMsonic Resellers

  6. #6
    No there is no c panel only the ftp. Its very old server and was running since 2002 and now having so many problems. so we change it.

  7. #7
    Status: Server does not support non-ASCII characters.
    Status: Connected

  8. #8
    1. Check your FTP client/browsers timeout settings, listing that many files will take a long time (and the servers php timeout settings might affect that).

    2. Easiest thing is to have your old host tar up that folder then just download the tarball, then you don't need to worry about opening the folder as it'll just be 1 big file to download, then upload to your new host and have then untar it (or untar it on your home comp and upload the folder yourself).
    Tara Roberts

  9. #9
    I believe you are facing the problem due to large number of files. I suggest to compress the folder (zip, tar etc.) and download the zip file and extract it on the new server.

    Another option is, if both servers are linux server and you have root access, you can use rsync to transfer the data.
    || Web Hosting Blog - Web Hosting security & latest web hosting industry Announcements
    || Web Hosting Discussion - A Web Hosting community

  10. #10
    Have you considered using sftp? Try downloading and installing winscp and see if you get any similar issues.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    Putting 10 million files in a single directory was a pretty bad idea. Expect long delays trying to enumerate files in that directory -- which is why your FTP session fails. Your best bets are probably sftp and rsync. The latter would be more efficient if it's available to you.
    Pings <1 ms, Unlimited Transfer, Lowest Price: http://localhost/

Similar Threads

  1. copying folder
    By HD Fanatic in forum Hosting Security and Technology
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-24-2006, 01:05 AM
  2. Problem copying database
    By Ariodant in forum Hosting Security and Technology
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 03-07-2006, 04:42 AM
  3. Copying multiple directories via FTP
    By fang666 in forum Hosting Security and Technology
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-20-2005, 06:49 PM
  4. Copying accounts from other host : Ftp folder structures ?
    By nipl in forum Hosting Security and Technology
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-04-2004, 12:44 PM
  5. CPanel5 Sub-domain ftp / folder ftp how?
    By juzthost in forum Hosting Software and Control Panels
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-07-2002, 03:51 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts