Python File Processor and Transfer Script - Needs fixing.

I have an almost finished mostly working script written by a colleague who has now left the company, it was written in Python which I know virtually nothing about.

It is designed to FTP into a pair of servers, retrieve a list of zip files ( which are updated weekly) , download the entire lot, unzip them on my server, then connect to my database, process the XML files to remove certain nodes and insert the required nodes into the database, once this is done a folder of images is processed to add non-duplicate images to a folder which are then uploaded to a bucket on S3.

There are 2 servers that this script needs to FTP into, and 2 sets of tables on the DB and 2 separate buckets for the images, I have the script working great for one server, it finishes properly and sends me an email, but when I try to run it on the second server it fails on upload to s3 and this kills the DB update process too. but it gets as far as downloading the content and unzipping it on my server. So I can see where the script is falling over, I just can't get why.

My Python guy was super fast and I honestly think this should be an hours or twos work for a python expert no more than that.

I have a repo all set which can be branched and I can give you the log in details, I can give you all the help you require.

Be aware you will be dealing with private data here and I will need you to sign a disclosure agreement, plus the files are large so there is no room for trial and error.

If you are interested in taking a look at the files please contact me.

Sorry my skills were listed wrongly before, there is no PHP required for this project.
This project is written in PYTHON ONLY and uses the BOTO library for unzipping and AWS transfer.

Skills: Amazon Web Services, C Programming, Python, Software Architecture, Web Hosting

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I currently work in mass processing XMLs in to databases such as MySQL and Mongo, this would be nice and easy for me to fix. I'm sure we can work well together to get your problem solved. :)

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Python whizz kid, worked with all libraries I assume your colleague used. Recently been working on some scripts like this. Am happy to start working on this over the weekend or earlier. I am at my work between 9-5 U More

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Hello, I have experience with Python and AWS over 5 years. I like to create new and useful things I will be glad to help you. It is good that you can give logs!

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