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Old 08-30-2003, 05:17 PM   #1
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How do I ftp between linux servers?

I just got a new host. Both are dedicated machines that I have full root with, and both are using redhat 7.3. I have about 800megs worth of files I need to get on the new host, and it takes forever uploading at 32kb/sec. I have heard it is possible to ftp from one server to another, how is this done?


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Old 08-30-2003, 05:20 PM   #2
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You have to setup the server that you want to get the files off of as an ftp server. Then you can ftp from the client machine to the server and download whatever files are available in the ftp directory. Their are a lot of ftp packages out there. I'd suggest doing a search on this site for ftp server. Their are a lot of threads about installing and configuring an ftp server.
Old 08-30-2003, 06:17 PM   #3
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I think it already has FTP on it, and I can ftp from the client to the host server, I just dont know the command to get the files..
Old 08-30-2003, 09:18 PM   #4
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Originally posted by husker
I think it already has FTP on it, and I can ftp from the client to the host server, I just dont know the command to get the files..
get *
Old 08-30-2003, 09:34 PM   #5
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What you will probably want to do is create a tarball of your 800 MB of files, ftp the tarball between systems, and then untar the files on your destinations system.

To create a (compressed) tar ball invoke:
tar -cvzf

To see what is in the tarball invoke:
tar -tvzf

To extract the files from the tarball invoke:
tar -xvzf

To start your ftp session invoke:
ftp <ftpserver>

After you login you can see the available ftp commands by typing ?

get <filename> brings files from the server to your client machine

put <filename> moves files from the client to the server
Old 08-30-2003, 10:20 PM   #6
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i think if u use
mget <filename>
mput <filename>
instead of get it would be better.
Old 08-31-2003, 02:53 AM   #7
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idaho's instructions probably what you want to use. The only thing that I would add is to use the -p switch to preserve the permissions of the files when extracting the files.


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