Download the file from SFTP and skip if file already download(or it was in Destination folder) RRS feed

  • Question

  • I know how to download the file from SFTP, But is there any simple solution to download the only files that were not downloaded previously??

    Tuesday, April 14, 2020 8:39 PM

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  • That question is way too generic.

    Yes, you can probably automate/script this.

    Tuesday, April 14, 2020 8:44 PM
  • Compare them against a list of files already in the target directory? Get-ChildItem will get you that list.

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE&I, Exchange Ex-MVP (16 years)

    Tuesday, April 14, 2020 9:46 PM
  • Hi,

    Maybe you can try this :

       $session = New-Object WinSCP.Session
            # Connect
            # Download files
            $transferOptions = New-Object WinSCP.TransferOptions
            $transferOptions.TransferMode = [WinSCP.TransferMode]::Binary
            $transferResult =
                $session.GetFiles("/home/user/*", "d:\download\*", $False, $transferOptions)
            # Throw on any error
            #skip if file already download(Add download path at xxxxxxxx)
            if (Test-Path(xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) )
        Write-Host 'Skipping file, already downloaded' -ForegroundColor Yellow
            # Print results
            foreach ($transfer in $transferResult.Transfers)
                Write-Host "Download of $($transfer.FileName) succeeded"
            # Disconnect, clean up
        exit 0
    catch [Exception]
        Write-Host "Error: $($_.Exception.Message)"
        exit 1

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    Best wishes,

    Young Yang 

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    Wednesday, April 15, 2020 2:29 AM