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backup and synchronize entire remote folder locally (curlftpfs and rsync over FTP using FUSE FS)

Terminal - backup and synchronize entire remote folder locally (curlftpfs and rsync over FTP using FUSE FS)
curlftpfs ftp://YourUsername:YourPassword@YourFTPServerURL /tmp/remote-website/ && rsync -av /tmp/remote-website/* /usr/local/data_latest && umount /tmp/remote-website
2009-03-31 18:01:00
User: nadavkav
Functions: rsync umount
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backup and synchronize entire remote folder locally (curlftpfs and rsync over FTP using FUSE FS)

connect to a remote server using ftp protocol over FUSE file system, then rsync the remote folder to a local one and then unmount the remote ftp server (FUSE FS)

it can be divided to 3 different commands and you should have curlftpfs and rsync installed

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This is awesome - good work.

Comment by root 320 weeks and 2 days ago

Great find - I was desperate to find rsync with a remote directory - Thanks a ton for this :-)

Although, this didn't work for me :

curlftpfs ftp://YourUsername:YourPassword@YourFTPServerURL /tmp/remote-website/

I had to change it to this to get the command working :

curlftpfs ftp://YourFTPServerURL -o user="YourUsername:YourPassword"/tmp/remote-website/

Comment by chaliyans 272 weeks and 6 days ago

@chaliyans You can also use ~/.netrc to not pass any passwords on commandline. the syntax is

machine host.domain.com login myself password secret

read it more in

man curl

curl have option (-n) to use .netrc, but curlftpfs use it automatically

Comment by pawelkl 6 weeks ago

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