Been using this plugin fine to get my locally developed WP sites out onto the web, it really is marvelous.
But I can’t get it to work going the other way. I’m running Mountain Lion on a Mac, which doesn’t have ftp server in the control panel any more, so I enabled it with the command:
enable ftp on mountain lion with this sudo launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/ftp.plist
in a terminal window.
I then checked that local ftp was working by successfully logging in with Cyberduck to localhost, even as far as the exact path I wanted to the local WP installation I want to update from the web. (I’m using MAMP to run WP locally.)
Entered “localhost” in the migration settings, enter my Mac’s password, hit transfer, and Migration Assistant status says: Connecting to localhost:21… Success!
Logging in as donald using password… Failed!
I’ve tried setting up another administrator account with a different logon and password, and logging into that first with Cyberduck to check it works, and it gives the same error.
I went through all the docs and support threads on the developer’s website, and I see most people seem to be able to get Migration Assistant to work, but there were a few VERY frustrated people obviously trying to use Migration Assistant to move file TO their local machine – a Macintosh – and failing, and basically being given the runaround in the support forums, implying that they have configured something wrongly.
Is there anything I can do to get this to work?
I am going to get around this by making a local backup using Migration Assistant on the web machine, and use Cyberduck to copy it to my local machine, and completing the transfer there, but I would much rather get it to work “properly” and in a single step, as it is really wonderful when it does work!
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