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March 21, 2017 at 2:11 pm


I am a newbie and facing following error while uploading XML files via FTP. Please advise what's being wrong here.

Exception calling "UploadFile" with "2" argument(s): "An exception occurred during a WebClient request."
At line:17 char:5
+ $webclient.UploadFile($Uri, $item.FullName)
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+ CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [], MethodInvocationException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : WebException

#Files to upload
$Backup = "D:\...\xmls\backup_of_errors\"

#ftp server
$ftp = "s"
$user = "Username"
$pass = Read-Host 'Password' -AsSecureString

$webclient = New-Object System.Net.WebClient

$webclient.Credentials = New-Object System.Net.NetworkCredential($user,$pass)

foreach($item in (dir $Dir "*.xml")){
"Uploading $item..."
$uri = New-Object System.Uri($ftp+$item.Name)
$webclient.UploadFile($Uri, $item.FullName)

March 21, 2017 at 2:46 pm

I don't think the WebClient class handles anything other than HTTP or HTTPS. You'd need an FTP client that understood SFTP. They're entirely different protocols.