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Old 10-25-2013, 07:58 AM   #1
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Exclamation VPS & FTP Sync


I have a vps server and i have a ftp server on a remote location.
I have taken this ftp server so that i can keep a backup of my vps on remote ftp location in case the node fails or some network issue comes i can restore my backup from ftp and re launch my site from a new location.

The scenario is for vps i have full access but for ftp i just have ftp host name,User id and password.
So what are my options for taking backup?

How can i take backup and restore it on ftp. My vps is almost full in space so zipping is not an option.
which tool can i use to sync between 2 servers. Like rynch or lftp?

Please help me on this
Old 10-25-2013, 09:09 AM   #2
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rsync with ssh keypair authentication is the best way of doing this, forget FTP as an option unless you want to transfer the whole site each time or have a good method of filtering changed files.
Old 10-26-2013, 07:03 AM   #3
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@TenTenth: I can see where you come from, but he stated the remote server has ftp only, so ssh probably not really an option.

@sachinsud: have you tried this link?

The third link in the list is a thread in another forum. There you'll find example solutions using lftp/ncftp.

Remember: is always your friend. Usually there is a good chance somebody else had a similar issue before and found a solution.


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