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  • Server related issue

    I think this is a server related issue. It began after moving my app to a new server environment. The following code, for updating my app, is run from the autoexec file. It worked in my previous hosted environment, but not this one.

    Now it will work if run from my desktop when I'm logged onto the server that hosts my app. But it won't run when someone is just logging directly into my app from their local desktop.

    dim vTarget as C
    dim vSource as C
    vSource = "\\mm01-sf-02\PALSDB$\restore"
    vTarget = a5.get_path()
    PleaseWait(.T.,"Data Processing - Installing PALs Update")
    dim success as L
    success =Copy_folder(vSource,vTarget,.T.)
    ui_msg_box("Done","Process Complete")
    Any ideas?

    ~ Tom

  • #2
    Re: Server related issue

    It worked in my previous hosted environment, but not this one.
    What do you mean by not working? Error?
    There can be only one.


    • #3
      Re: Server related issue

      Hi Stan,

      It doesn't copy the files from the Source to the Target.

      I moved the code from the autoexec and put it on a button on my main menu to diagnoses line by line.

      It appears to run - fills the message box with the appropriate file names and location and the PleaseWait dialog appears and disappears - but the files don't copy/move.

      ~ Tom


      • #4
        Re: Server related issue

        You have the Only_Copy_If_Newer flag set. Is it possible that the date/time on the server is wrong and copy_folder thinks the server directory is older?
        There can be only one.


        • #5
          Re: Server related issue

          I removed the .T. and still it doesn't work when I log in from my local desktop. But when I open my app from my desktop on the server, it works as it should. But, when opening from the local desktop, the message box gives the correct file name. Let me add a File.exist to see if it actually sees the file location.

          Got to run out, but will be back soon.

          ~ Tom


          • #6
            Re: Server related issue

            I couldn't wait to find out. Yes - the file exists when I log in from my local desktop. So it sees the the source file, and even with the .T. removed, it doesn't copy files when run from my local computer.

            ~ Tom


            • #7
              Re: Server related issue

              Next step, will it copy it somewhere else?
              There can be only one.


              • #8
                Re: Server related issue

                It will not copy it to another folder.

                Again, it will when I run it from the desktop on the server, but not when I log in from my local desktop, like my users.

                I'd think it was a permission issue, but it does tell me that the File.exists - so it can see the file.


                ~ Tom


                • #9
                  Re: Server related issue

                  More information:

                  After logging in from my local desktop, I am able to manually open Windows explorer: navigate to: \\mm01-sf-02\PALSDB$\restore - and copy and paste files.

                  Am I missing something obvious? I just tried it using the runtime from the server's desktop and it runs without a problem.

                  ~ Tom


                  • #10
                    Re: Server related issue

                    There is also a file.copy_folder() method - have you tried that?

                    Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford


                    • #11
                      Re: Server related issue

                      Robin - thanks for the suggestion, but that doesn't work either. Seems like the copy function just cannot "grab" the files, although it can "see" them.

                      Is there a way to "grab" them one-by-one?

                      ~ Tom


                      • #12
                        Re: Server related issue

                        Isn't copy_folder() a fancy wrapper for dir_create_recurse(), filefind_get(), and file_copy()?
                        There can be only one.


                        • #13
                          Re: Server related issue

                          Problem solved. I changed my approach to using the folder where the runtime resides. Hope my hosting friends don't tell me Monday that there is some reason why I can't use this drive/folder.

                          Thanks for thinking about this.

                          ~ Tom