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Old 05-20-2003, 02:35 PM
madmax madmax is offline
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FTP Entire Site Another Server


Hi,

Please don't flame me for not knowing but how can I ftp an entire site and it's subdirectories to another server.

I have done a search can not find any examples and there are just way to many files.

I normally use WS-FTP but I don't want to transfer them to my PC first, better to go direct....(i hope!)



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Old 05-20-2003, 02:46 PM
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SSH, type "ftp", and use command-line FTP.

Might want to tar and gzip the site first.

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Old 05-20-2003, 02:51 PM
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thanks CmptrWz, but as I said in my post I normally use an FTP client and apart from the basic would not have a clue as to what the right FTP commands would be.

maybe I should tar & gzip anyway....

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Old 05-20-2003, 03:35 PM
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FTP Entire site with net2ftp

Hi,

You could try out NET2FTP.

Good luck
Theo

Sorry, the url is www.net2ftp.com I guess. If you can't find it I will take a look, I got it here in a zipfile...

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Old 05-20-2003, 03:58 PM
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thanks thema, net2ftp looks a nift prog, but if crashes when I try to move my site to another FTP server.

I don't have shell access on the other server either so I wasted my time with tar & gzip.

Isn't there a FTP command to ftp a directory and everything beneath?

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Old 05-20-2003, 04:21 PM
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Hi Madmax,

Sorry to hear about net2ftp crashing.
Though there are a few settings you could try. for example the max. size of files (total size) is default 5mb.
And you could try changing the time out. Default is set to 30seconds...

Good luck,
Thema

, there is another option. Try looking for a prog called fxp or something. Does almost the same ;-)

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Old 05-20-2003, 05:52 PM
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thanks again thema, I found somthing called phpfxp 3.0 but opted for the long way.

even with a broadband connection it it taking hours!!!

thanks again.

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Old 05-20-2003, 11:52 PM
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Shell into the RaQ that has content you want to move, and "cd" to the site "root" (/home/sites/siteX/web).

Use "ncftp" to connect to the target server as a valid user:

ncftp -u username www.othersite.com


Recursively send all data:

put -R *


Note that FTP is a "plain text" protocol. If you can install SSH on each end, you can use scp instead and it's all in one line:

(from the "source" server)

scp -r * username@www.otherserver.com:/path/to/web/dir/.

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Old 05-21-2003, 07:49 AM
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Depending on what you need RSync and SSH may be useful, but the reply above from Bruce is most appropriate it seems (as are his posts generally ;- )

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Old 05-21-2003, 02:43 PM
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Thanks Bruce - I have already done the biggest site the hardway but I will try your method with the other sites I need to do.


Cheers!

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Old 05-23-2003, 11:01 PM
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Oops, I neglected a 'cd' command once you connect to the 'new' server. As it stands now, you'll dump all the files into the user's personal directory.

You'll want to use 'cd' to navigate to the appropriate directory on the receiving server once you've connected with the

ncftp -u username www.othersite.com

command.

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