[Please help] Ftp overwrite 550 error

  • Posted October 4, 2013

I know shouldn’t waste your time but i can’t find anyway to fix my problem :( When i try to overwrite file, it returns 550 error ( 550 configuration.php: Permission denied ). This is my /etc/proftpd/proftpd.conf file : <iframe src=“” style=“border:none;width:100%”></iframe> Please help me. I’m so dispointing


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You really should use <b>SFTP</b>, as opposed to FTP (it’s A LOT more secure). I’m able to overwrite files via SFTP w/<a href=“”>FileZilla</a> w/no problem. <br> <br>If you want to stick with your current set-up, check out <b>lines 29-30</b> of the config file you shared. What user are you using when you log into your droplet?

my FTP : FireFTP, a Firefox’s Addons. @Pablo : But i don’t think FTP Client is the reason

What FTP client are you using?

Thank you for your reply. Infact, i can upload a new file ( with a big file, it will return 451 error ), delete or something like that : upload a new file and then overwrite that one. i mean i can not overwrite a file if that one didn’t uploaded by ftp. <br>Now i have to download a file to local, change it, remove his clone on server then upload. <br>“Chown - R user:user file” was used. <br>“Chmod -R 777 file” was used.

1.) Make sure you’re using SFTP and <b>not</b> FTP; and <br> <br>2.) Make sure the user that you log in as has <code>write</code> privileges on the folder you’re trying to upload to.