Sitecopy questions

Saunders, Joel Joel.Saunders at
Tue Oct 13 15:25:29 EDT 2009

I ran the debug but with a list option vs. the update option... It still
sat there for 20 min and in the end put nothing in the log.

Here's the stats that you were asking for:

#files : > 79,000		(some going back to 1/04)
Size   : over 9.4 gb

I imagine that this is the real issue.... Need to discuss purging with
the users, I guess. 

Would like a --verbose option to see what it's doing at all times,
though.  Also, if I can't reduce the files right away, it would be good
to be able to up the timeout in some fashion.

Thanks for the assistance...


-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Orton [mailto:joe at] 
Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 8:32 AM
To: Saunders, Joel
Cc: sitecopy at
Subject: Re: Sitecopy questions

On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 07:49:04AM -0400, Saunders, Joel wrote:
> I use sitecopy to post reports to an Oracle Portal Web Server using 
> webdav.  I have two issues and maybe a question or so.
> 1) Every time that I run sitecopy, it takes 20 minutes before anything

> happens (good or bad).  Is this a feature or is there something that 
> can be done?

How big is your site (size of files, number of files), and what is your
rcfile entry for the site in question?

> 2) Occasionally, (like last night!) it aborts (after 20 minutes 
> again), with the message: "sitecopy: Error: The connection timed out."

This sounds like a server issue.

Please run:

  $ sitecopy --debug=http --logfile=/tmp/debug.log --update yoursite

and then send in /tmp/debug.log.

> 	The error return code is a 2, which by reading the docs, seems
like a 
> login issue.  In fact the userid and password it's using is valid 
> because I can log into the portal with it.  I  ran it four more times 
> (without changing anything!) and it finally ran without any issues
> 	I'm using sitecopy 0.16.3: FTP WebDAV rsh/rcp sftp/ssh,
> Unix platform.
> 	From the web site, it looks like the current version available
> Version: 0.16.6.
> 	How do I go about getting the latest version?

How did you obtain your current build?  You can compile 0.16.6 from
source, download it from

Regards, Joe

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