I was looking for a simple way to replicate a shared ftp folder to another machine. The replication must be done periodically via cron and it must have a way to resume in case it was interrupted.
The shared folder has the following characteristics:
- user authentication is required when copying
- files when uploaded are not changed/updated
- filenames are unique and may have a directory structure
The above-mentioned requirements are simple so I though maybe I can use wget for this, it has a resume option and it also has an optional authentication method… so maybe it can work.
After some series of trials and errors, I got it working… here’s the code snippet:
user=’ftp user name here’
pass=’ftp password here’
wget –timeout=30 -nH -qrc –level=20 –user=”$user” –password=”$pass” \
rsync may have a better approach, but this one worked for me and I’m quite lazy, so why bother…