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Cannot Upload Realtimegauges.txt file

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Cannot Upload Realtimegauges.txt file

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I was using CumulusMX 3 or so years ago, but it stopped working for me and as much as i tried I couldn't get it working again. I have tried to get Cumulus back up, but I am still unable to get the realtimegauges.txt to upload to my web server. I continually see the following in the log:-

2020-01-07 21:09:56.257 Attempting realtime FTP connect
2020-01-07 21:10:11.599 Error connecting ftp - Timed out trying to read data from the socket stream!
2020-01-07 21:10:11.600 Starting Realtime timer, interval = 10 seconds
2020-01-07 21:10:11.600 Normal running
2020-01-07 21:10:11.692 Start normal reading loop
2020-01-07 21:10:31.753 Warning, previous realtime ftp still in progress, skipping this period.

ftp log shows the following: (server address removed)

# Connect()
Status: Connecting to
Status: Disposing FtpSocketStream...

2020-01-07 21:26:36.441 Uploading web\realtimegauges.txt to /Cumulus/realtimegauges.txt

# OpenWrite("/Cumulus/realtimegauges.txttmp", Binary)

# Connect()
Status: Connecting to
Status: Disposing FtpSocketStream...

Even setting up a new install, the above is what I see.

Any clues what could be causing this issue ?


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Re: Cannot Upload Realtimegauges.txt file

Post by mcrossley »

The obvious answer is that you have the ftp server details incorrectly set in your configuration.

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