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Old 05-03-2012, 02:02 PM   #1
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Hi!

I have a weather station software that uploads data text files every 10 sec and a webcam jpg every minute. The problem is that the built in ftp isn´t very good :/

What I would like to do is to have a schedule in flashfxp that handles these uploads instead.

But .. as far as I understand the TOOLS - SCHEDULE does not allow a continuous schedule entry? ie every x seconds every day all year and so on

Nor does it allow uploads every X seconds ...

Is there a way around these problems?

Thnx in advance /Jens
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Old 05-03-2012, 03:21 PM   #2
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Ok, can you clarify a bit what/where you are trying to upload?
where does this weather station upload these files?
do you actually need to upload them "every 10sec"?
Is this running on your desktop or a separate computer/server?
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Old 05-03-2012, 03:29 PM   #3
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ok, was a bit fuzzy on the details

*Uploading from a laptop to a web host

* 3 textfiles (.txt) with fresh weather data is being uploaded every 15 sec by the built in ftp program

* 1 webcam jpg uploaded every minute

* every hour 2 flv movies are uploaded (timelapse created from the webcam jpgs)


so thats what I´d like to have ... three queues uploaded at 15 sec, 1 min & 60 min .. forever, no endtime/date

worst case I can upload the text files and the jpg every iminute ... but that still leaves the problem of creating two neverending schedule posts



windows built in scheduler can´t handle it .. so I was hoping Flashfxp could, otherwise I have to go with .bat files and look for a 3rd party scheduler ... but thats just one more program that can crash/leak memory
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Old 05-03-2012, 04:32 PM   #4
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You can schedule continues transfers.
When you create a new scheduler task, "Schedule" tab has a checkbox for repeated tasks.
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Old 05-03-2012, 04:40 PM   #5
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repeated yes, but not neverending .. it´s "until" or "duration"

and not under 1 min between transfers
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you can set duration for a maximum of 239998 hours, which is 10000 days or 27.4 years....should be long enough
yes, minimum of 1min interval.

Do you really need to report weather at 15sec intervals?
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not need, but want to ... the whole point of a weather station is real-time weather

but shouldn´t be hard to add the possibilty to use seconds in a futture version
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Perhaps I can explain the settings a bit more clearly.




Schedule Task: Daily starting at 12:00 AM

Recur every 1 days

[X] Repeat Task

Every 1 minute(s)

Until [o] duration: 24 hours

This will run the scheduled task every day starting at 12AM and repeat the task every minute for the next 24 hours.

We use Windows Task Scheduler for this purpose and it has a minimum repetition interval resolution of 1 minute, it would not be possible to run the same task more often then that.
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ok, thanks for the clarification!

Will keep using FlashFXP for personal purposes, and look for another solution for the weather station.

Have a nice weekend /dibblah
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How much does your weather change in 45 seconds for this to matter?
At 15sec interval, a pigeon farting while flying in front of your weather station will affect its readings.

"Man, I wish this reading I'm looking at right now was 15 seconds fresher!"
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