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DO NOT use ftp, use something else

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 68.76.215.54] on December 04, 2007 12:10 PM
Please do not use ftp for backup. Use something like rsync. Its not as hard as people make it out to be and you don't have to run an ftp server. Just do something like this:

rsync -a -e ssh user@from.server.com /backup/to/location/locally

See, that's not hard. And it will provide you with a lot more professional features that ftp won't, like copying symlinks and device files as is.

Don't use the wrong solution.

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