Downloading Folders/Files from a Remote Server

Working with an enabled remote project allows you to download folders, and the files contained within them, to the remote server specified in the associated Remote Connection Profile. This functionality allows you to ensure that your local project corresponds to the remote copy. Data can only be downloaded from the remote server manually (Manual mode).

Downloading from a Remote Server in Manual Mode

Manual mode allows you to download data from the remote server only when you manually select to perform a data download. Data can only be downloaded manually.



Instructions on how to complete a procedure

To download folders and files in Manual mode:

  1. From the Right Click Menu of your project select Properties | Automatic Upload -OR- go to Project | Properties | Automatic Upload.
    The Automatic Upload Support Properties page opens.  

  1. From the Upload Files drop-down menu, select Manually, and click OK.
    Your project is set to Manual mode.

  2. From the Right Click Menu of your project select Remote Servers | Download from Server.
    The Data Download Selection dialog opens.

  1. Expand the Project Directory to see all the folders within it that will also be downloaded.

  2. Select the folders you want to download from the remote server by selecting the check-box next to the folder name.

  3. Click on a selected folder to view the included files.
    The individual files can also be selected/unselected to download from the remote server. By default, all files within a folder are selected.
    On this page you can also:

  • Filter Types - Opens the Inclusion and Exclusion Patterns dialog. Defining exclusion/inclusion patterns allows you to filter which folders/files will be downloaded. For more information see Working with Inclusion and Exclusion Patterns.

  • Select All - Selects all the folders and files.

  • Deselect All - Deselects all the folders and files.

  1. Click Finish.
    The selected files are downloaded from the server.

To keep your local project in sync with the remote copy on the remote server, you can also upload folders/files to the remote server or change the remote server associated with your project. For more information see Enabling a PHP Project to be a Remote Project or Working with Remote Connections Profiles.

All tasks you perform while working with Remote Server Support will appear in the Console view. Checking the Console view is the most efficient way to ensure that the action has been completed as you have requested. It will also show any problems that occurred during the task.