The hard drive on my iMac was recently totally fried (and idiot that I am, had no backup) so I am trying to get back up and running. I built and maintain four websites, one of which contains thousands of files. I am now using Dreamweaver (CS6) and last week set up the Local site folder and proceeded to download the entire site. After about an hour or so, the connection timed out. How can I determine that ALL of the files were actually downloaded?
The Info for the Local folder shows it contains 15,046 items. How can I determine the number of items contained in the public_html folder on the Remote server?
There is a program called Beyond Compare that will perform a comparison of local and remote folders via FTP, but it works on Windows only. I don't know if there's a similar program available for Mac OS X.
One way to find the number of items in the public_html folder on the remote server is to log into the site's control panel, and see if you can find the number of items listed there.
Alternatively, select Remote Server in the Dreamweaver Files panel, right-click the public_html folder, and select Synchronize from the context menu. In the dialog box that opens, select Entire [Site name] Site for Synchronize, and set Direction to "Get newer files from remote". Then click Preview.
Because you have such a large number of files, it will take Dreamweaver a long time to get all the information. In fact, you might find it just as quick to create a new site definition in a new folder, and attempt to download the site again.
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