How to FTP Sync on build to remote website


I need to be able to send commits over FTP on push for some projects that are hosted on shared hosting service. (no ssh, etc...)

The 2 add-ons for bamboo (FTP Uploader and FTP Task) do not correctly manage a commit, they just upload all the files. This is already a good start point, thx for work they did smile

The problem is when you delete a file or move a file... The files are left on server or not moved on Build.

How can i overcome this issue ?
It seams a feature that many many people would need ?

Is there a Bitbucket plugin i missed ?
Or some other plugin ?

Maybe even a script that could be started after Build on Bamboo that does the correct operations acording to the commit ?

Thx for any help !

2 answers

The problem is FTP/SCP task can only make changes to existing files or add new files. If you want delete to be covered you need to clear that entire directory before you do FTP. You can have a script task to empty that directory contents before FTP


Each commit has the list of files that have been changed and the files that have been deleted.
I suppose it would be very possible to do the math.

The service i use at the moment does just that (dobambam) but wanting to use jira+Bitbucket+bamboo i am looking for a sain solution of workflow for these small websites.

The problem with applying only the diffs is that you need to calculate diffs not between two revisions in a source control but between a revision in a source control and a folder on FTP server. That requires downloading all files from FTP (has no sense) or making FTP server to calculate hashes (if it has support for that) or just trust that no one has touched anything on FTP (unreliable).

I solved the problem a different way, just by using git-ftp. Easy command to use in bamboo :

git ftp push --user userlogin --passwd password

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