Friday, November 21, 2014

Azure and FTP

To use an FTP tool, you need three things: the FTP URL, the user name, and the password.
The URL is shown on the web site's dashboard page in the Windows Azure Management Portal, and the user name and password for FTP can be found in the .publishsettings file that you downloaded earlier. The following steps show how to get these values.
  1. In the Windows Azure Management Portal, click Web Sites tab and then click the staging web site.
  2. On the Dashboard page, scroll down to find the FTP host name in the Quick Glance section.
    FTP host name
  3. Open the staging .publishsettings file in Notepad or another text editor.
  4. Find the publishProfile element for the FTP profile.
  5. Copy the userName and userPWD values.
    FTP credentials
  6. Open your FTP tool and log on to the FTP URL.
  7. Copy app_offline.htm from the solution folder to the /site/wwwroot folder in the staging site.
    Copy app_offline
  8. Browse to your staging site's URL. You see that the app_offline.htm page is now displayed instead of your home page."

Getting this, so doesn't seem to work:
Response: 150 File status okay; about to open data connection.
Error: Connection timed out
Error: Failed to retrieve directory listing

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