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in reply to FTP: Unable to close datastream

First, thank you for taking the time to read the posting FAQs so that your question is clear. OK, now to your problem. I think the 'unable to close datastream' is a red-herring. The message before that indicates that the transfer timed out. It's not clear from the debug output how much time passed between when the transfer started and when it reported a timeout. Here is what I would try:
  1. Make sure you can execute these commands using a manual ftp client.
  2. If the file transfers manually, but the connection is slow, you can bump the timeout up. It defaults to 120 seconds
  3. Do you have to use passive mode? Will it work in active?
  4. If you have permission, turn up debugging on the ftp server. It might give you more info on what is failing

fnord