I think this is just a matter of trouble-shooting 101 (trying stuff to try isolate the problem area..).
Can you connect to BC using an independent FTP client (e.g. mac terminal, or dos box, or filezilla..).
(if not, then you probably got a settings or credentials problem).
Can you connect to other servers through Lr?
(if so, then the problem is narrowed down..).
Thanks Rob. BC : Business Catalyst. Will follow suggestions.
So having checked, third party FTP utilities are working fine and I can upload to my server, albeit very slowly. I seem to think therefore the problem lies with Lightroom? Any suggestions on setting etc?
I'm running LR 5.6 as part of CC.
Have you tried connecting to another FTP server in Lightroom?
For example, if you get a free Flickr account, can you login to it and upload a file to it?
If you can't upload to any server, then you have a general FTP-in-Lr problem, but if problem is only with BC then, well, it's time to start scrutinizing the BC settings..
PS - All my FTP'ing plugins have an enhanced FTP settings test feature designed to help you debug FTP settings, so another option is to download one of them, for example:
and experiment with settings tester:
To get here, you have to click 'View / Edit Additional Settings' (in plugin manager), then choose 'New' or 'Edit' from 'Sync Pairs' drop-down menu.
If test is unsuccessful, enable verbose logging (top section of plugin manager), and review the log file after test, or send to me.
If you have a problem running plugin, please contact me directly:
Whenever you're ready..
Sry mate, no access atm, will follow up and respond when possible. Thanks nonetheless!
Another way to test FTP connection settings in Lightroom:
* Download and install MiscLrScripts.
* Invoke 'FTP Test' script from Lr 'Scripts' menu.
* Enter FTP Settings.
* Click 'Test' button.
* Read test results.