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Old 12-17-2013
Copying files realtime

I have a primary server where certain files are created real time. These files have varying file sizes. I want to FTP or copy them over to a different server server as soon a file gets created. I have to ensure that only full file is copied. The receiving end process expects a FULL file. I am ok with a delay of 5-10 min. We dont have rsync enabled on the servers. Its a solaris box. Any inputs is appreciated. Thanks,

Satish
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Old 12-18-2013
What OS are you running?
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Old 12-18-2013
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Originally Posted by vskr72
I have to ensure that only full file is copied.
We get asked this question many, many times.

In the end, only the thing creating your files knows whether they are "full files" or not.

Can you convince the thing creating the files to move them into a different folder once complete? Or is there any logging output you can parse?
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Old 12-19-2013
Could this help you ?
Implementation
ServerB - process/script running on this server continuously polling serverA for file "testFile.txt"
ServerA - Process/Script should create file with name as "testFile.txt_DONE" and once file creation done move "testFile.txt_DONE" to "testFile.txt"
So the process running on ServerB will pick full/complete file

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