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Old 09-27-2007, 07:59 PM   #1
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How to tar a folder and send it in FTP on another server ?


Everything is in the title ;-)

But an important point is that i can ONLY access my server in rescue mode in SSH.

I need to backup my sql bases and the content of /mnt/md7/www/vhosts/domain_name

So i guess there a simple way to tar thoses files in one or several archive and then ftp them to another ftp server, but all using SSH commands ?

Thanks !
Old 09-27-2007, 09:02 PM   #2
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For security you would normally transfer the file(s) over ssh with sftp or scp instead of ftp. If you wanted to backup all the files in domain_name and transfer them to a remote box with ip and login as user "joe" on that box, you would run:

# tar -cvf backup.tar /mnt/md7/www/vhosts/domain_name/ && scp backup.tar joe@

At which point you would be prompted for joe's password and then the transfer of your backup archive, backup.tar, would start to joe's home directory. Once the transfer is done, you can remove the archive on the local machine, unless you want to save it:

# rm backup.tar
Old 09-28-2007, 02:27 AM   #3
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Worked perfect !

Many thanks for your help !


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