IIS 5 & IIS 6
FTP problem "The ~/ directory does not exist."
Last post Apr 18, 2012 11:43 AM by Ken Birch
Dec 17, 2009 10:51 AM|Ken Birch|LINK
I was able to access a directory on our remote Win2k3 server by IIS 6.0 FTP using the 'copy web-site' option in VS2008, but after a while I would get a "The ~/ directory does not exist" error, but I would still be able to access child directories on the
server. I checked all the permissions on the remote server and nothing was wrong. I was able to restart the server some days later and the problem disappeared, I was then able to access the directories again. However yesterday whilst uploading some changed
files via VS2008, the same error message started to appear, 2 files uploaded but the rest did not; the ftp log stating that the directory did not exist, when it did. I tried using ftp with WinSCP and although I was then able to see the directory and all the
files, when I copied some files accross they were all empty with zero content.
I am unable to restart the server as this is a production web-site and needs to run uninterupted, I may be able to restart it at the weekend but that may not fix my problem.
It would appear that something is getting 'full' or some sort of lock is being applied to the directory; I am at a loss to understand what is going wrong. Please help if you can.
I am running Vista64 on an HP machine, using VS2008 standard; the server is a dual 32bit processor running Win2k3 and IIS 6.0.
Dec 17, 2009 12:30 PM|tomkmvp|LINK
FWIW I get this all the time too ... usually a refresh in VS resolves it for a little while.
Dec 17, 2009 10:39 PM|Ken Birch|LINK
I am glad it is not just me! However I managed to restart the remote server at 03:00AM this morning but the problem has not gone away this time, and no matter how many times I refresh the VS2008 Copy-Web window, I still get the same problem. It gets worse,
one of the child directories has started to show the same problem.
Apr 18, 2012 11:43 AM|Ken Birch|LINK