Automated / Scheduled FTP software?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by Craigy, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. Craigy macrumors 6502

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    I need to backup a customers web directory to our local machine via FTP each day and wanted it to happen automatically.

    Anyone got any suggestions for FTP software they use that will let me do this?

    I use DW and Cyberduck but neither seems to offer this option.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Hates macrumors regular

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    Look into using the terminal crontab and ftp commands. You can write a shell script to FTP files at certain intervals :)
     
  3. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    the "at" command or a manual crontab entry will schedule any command to run at intervals you specify. Read the "at" man page. It explains how to set this up.

    But notice the the man page will tell you that "at" is normally disabled on Mac OS X to conserve power and let the machine go into sleep mode. I assume you are not running this on a notebook so you can just follow the man page's instructions.
     
  4. live4ever macrumors 6502a

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    Yummy FTP has some great scheduling features.
     
  5. Craigy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks everyone.

    I'm not quite brave enough with Terminal - so I'm going to check out Yummy FTP - looks like just the ticket.

    Thanks again.
     

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