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FTP timeout create file

I'm trying to create a flow to copy a file from an external FTP server and unzip it on our FTP server.


For some reason the create file stage times out.

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I'm able to do this successfully on Google drive without issue.

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Is this a known issue with the FTP connector ?


The unzipped folder is about 185 MB, and zipped is around 22 MB. I think I may run into size limits if I try and copy the unzipped contents, but perhaps not. I don't have a premium account.


Perhaps there's a different flow combination that can achieve what I'm looking for ?


Any help or suggestions would be appreciated


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Re: FTP timeout create file

Hi @Beulmoto,


The reason for the Create file action runs slow maybe the FTP connection not fast.

You can click the setting of Create file action, then set the duration of the Timeout, specify duration in ISO 8601 format.

for example "P1D" is one day. 

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Re: FTP timeout create file

Thank you. Ultimately I changed the content chunking and asynchronous pattern setting which allowed the file to be created.


However, I immediately have received a failure due to 400 bad request and now my flow says it is unable to extract the archive.

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