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How to transfer files from one webserver to another webserver

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Screen Shot of Download file screen

Introduction

This article describes about a common requirement of transferring files from one web server to another web server.

Background

When I was working in some project, there was a requirement where I had a web application (http://someserver/someapplication) from where I had to transfer the files to another web server (http://www.someotherserver/someotherapplication). So, I thought why should not I share the same with you all.

Using the code

Download the WebRequest project and WebRequestReceiver project. Install it in a convenient location, e.g.: c:\inetpub\wwwroot. The ZIP file contains both projects.

This article has two projects:

  1. A main project which contains the code to upload/download files.
    1. To transfer/upload a file from one webserver to another webserver (frmUploadFile.aspx).
    2. To retrieve/download a file from the other webserver to the location machine (frmDownloadFile.aspx).
  2. A Web Request Receiver project which will save the files that are posted to it.

The application makes use of the WebClient class provided in the .NET framework.

//
// For uploading the file
//
try
{ 
    WebClient oclient = new WebClient(); 
    byte[] responseArray = 
       oclient.UploadFile(txtURLToSend.Text,"POST",txtFileToSend.Text); 
    lblStatus.Text = 
       "Check the file at " + Encoding.ASCII.GetString(responseArray); 
} 
catch (Exception ex) 
{ 
    lblStatus.Text = ex.Message;
}

//
// For downloading the file
//
try
{
    WebClient oclient = new WebClient();
    oclient.DownloadFile(txtURL.Text,txtFileLocation.Text);
    lblStatus.Text = "Check the file at " + txtFileLocation.Text;
}
catch (Exception ex)
{
    lblStatus.Text = ex.Message;
}

When I say uploading the file from one web server to another web server, it basically posts the file from one web server to another web server like the way a file from the client side is posted when you use <input type="file">.

Points of Interest

This example is useful in places where you have to post files from one web server to another web server.

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About the Author

Devakumar Sai Chinthala
Founder Articledean.com & conveygreetings.com
United States United States
No Biography provided

Comments and Discussions

 
QuestionThe underlying connection was closed: An unexpected error occurred on a receive. PinmemberRajaSrirangan4-Oct-11 2:48 
GeneralMy vote of 1 Pinmemberharsh073416-Jun-10 1:11 
QuestionHow to transfer Databse from offline server into online Server Pinmemberrprabu4-Sep-07 4:22 
AnswerRe: How to transfer Databse from offline server into online Server [modified] PinmemberVerma Ankit2-Apr-10 2:20 
Questioni got error in this Pinmembermisterrind9-Apr-07 19:27 
i got the error that
 
An exception occurred during a WebClient request. help me plz
 
hi guys...

Generalfile transfering between client server Pinmemberwafa2341912-Mar-07 0:01 
GeneralPlease Help PinmemberLinda dsouza9-Jul-06 23:33 
QuestionGot 500 internal error ocured PinmemberVipul17-Apr-06 3:54 
QuestionHow can i use it in asp Pinmemberbutterfly1012-Jan-06 19:41 
GeneralThank You!!! Pinmemberpunitkshah24-Nov-05 0:26 
GeneralRe: Thank You!!! PinmemberDRKARTHIKRAJ22-May-12 20:10 
GeneralAre only doc files allowed Pinmemberpunitkshah23-Nov-05 21:21 
GeneralHelp!!! Pinmemberpunitkshah23-Nov-05 20:07 
Questionhow can i transfer files from one server to other server directly? Pinmembernju768-Sep-05 0:15 
GeneralDont repost Pinmemberleppie8-Mar-05 23:38 
GeneralAttempt failed to Upload PinmemberKishore P. Krishna19-Jul-05 21:22 

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