Filezilla FTP Server can give a cryptic “filename invalid” message. Example:
(000004)9/1/2010 2:17:25 AM - backups (X.X.X.X)> STOR /var/lib/mysql/test/items.MYD
(000004)9/1/2010 2:17:26 AM - backups (X.X.X.X)> 550 Filename invalid
Or, vsFTPD can give a similar cryptic message “could not create file” message. Example:
Sep 11 07:22:23 unknown ftp.info vsftpd: [backups] FTP command: Client "X.X.X.X", "STOR ./var/lib/mysql/test/items.MYD"
Sep 11 07:22:23 unknown ftp.info vsftpd: [backups] FTP response: Client "X.X.X.X", "553 Could not create file."
It means that the filename specified (on upload) cannot be stored on the server because of invalid characters. The most common culprit is when you are trying to use the manual ftp command line, and calling
To fix this, you must change the local directory on upload
and then call
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Make sure you have the correct rights and permissions to do this on the machine/server your doing your operations on.