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Cageman
04-21-2004, 04:06 AM
I wonder if there are any software that can wait for rendered frames, and as soon as a frame is saved, the software sends the frame to an ftp?

EDIT: Maybe this will work with a normal FTP-program? Lets say, once every hour it will connect to the site and upload everything from a directory of my choice?

Any ideas of a good program for this?

Bytehawk
04-21-2004, 05:44 AM
I use smartbackup for that kinda thing
although not over ftp, to another network drive

robinson
04-21-2004, 07:03 AM
Isn't there some kind of email (not sure about ftp)notification with TequilaScream ? :confused:

http://www.digitaltoons.tv/shop/index.html

I guess there is a better method with a ftp client.

edit: another idea !!!
That's what I'm doing.
There is a way you can use your winXP (or mac) as ftp client !!! (websharing)
If you want more info let me know, need to find the tutorials again, I forgot how to set it up. :)

Jockomo
04-21-2004, 10:30 AM
amleto allows you to render on machines over the internet. It may be possible to set it to save to a different place on the internet, although I haven't tried it. I do know that as a remote system finishes a frame it will ftp the frame back to the main system.

Amleto can be found here: www.rayserver.com

Cageman
04-21-2004, 11:44 AM
Thanks for the tip! I will check it out, altough I think I found another solution. TurboFTP Link (http://www.turboftp.com/) It has a nice feature: "Auto Upload On Change. Monitors a local folder and upload any new files added in it, can also delete uploaded files."

Im trying it right now, lets see if it can handle subdirectories and files... :)

Cageman
04-21-2004, 03:40 PM
TurboFTP does the job well, though some issues (there is always something)...

1. It doesnt support subdirectories, so if you render several passes, evertything must go into the same folder. Not a big deal, but still... I love folders to separate passes and renderbuffers. Another way, if you really insist on having separate folders, is to run one client for each folder.

2. I discovered that everytime it reconnects to the ftp to upload a new file, it also uploads every framenumber before the actual file. The only cure to this is to make TurboFTP to delete uploaded files on the local hardrive. This _can_ be risky, if the ftp-server crashes and loses all data and...well... you name it.

Other than those two pointers, Turbo FTP is quite easy to setup for these kind of things, and it does sport a 21 day fully working trialversion.

Cageman
04-21-2004, 03:54 PM
Here is another program that seems to work with "once-every-hour"-chedule.

Voyager FTP (http://www.respower.com/page_tutorial_configure_ftp_voyager)

robinson
04-21-2004, 04:07 PM
If your machine is online anyway you should think about this webserver thing, just configured my webserver over here and its working great !!!
I need to share a lot of data over the net and thats just the best and cheapest (free) way.

Check out these links.

http://www.dynu.com/basic.asp
http://www.dslwebserver.com/

I used the standart winXP webserver with these tools.
http://palacio-cristal.com/default.asp?main=/Products/DeeEnEs/
http://www.dyndns.org/

:)

Cageman
04-21-2004, 05:10 PM
Ahh... cool! :)

Well, the problem is that there are firewalls both at school and at my ISP so setting up an ftp/network between my PC at home and the school is impossible. Though, a friend of mine has a fully accessable FTP-server running on a 10MBit connection. So, when I start a rendersession at school during the weekend Ill be able to download the rendered frames from my friends ftp, making it possible for me to oversee the rendering. Ive done this before (renderd at school over a weekend), but I have never been able to see anything until the following monday. Hey... when 32 2.4GHz P4 are rendering, youve want to be able to see the stuff happening... ;)

Now Ive also tried Voyager FTP, and my vote is for this one!! It does what its supposed to do, and it was easy to setup!

I think Ive solved my own problem, but hats off to you who responded with ideas and solutions!

Newtek community really rocks! :)