FTP backup automation

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by comatory, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. comatory macrumors 6502a

    comatory

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    Apr 10, 2012
    #1
    Hello,
    I need some sort of Automator workflow or AppleScript that would do this:
    • check a certain folder on my FTP server every week
    • compare the content of the folder to a folder on my harddrive
    • sync any changes to local folder

    I am aware that there is a possibility of some sort of Application for this but I would like to do this on my own somehow. I know basics of automator but I am unable to do anything useful in Applescript. I also own Forklift application that I use as FTP but this App doesnt show in AppleScript Library (there is no support for it).

    Can someone help me? Thank you.
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

    satcomer

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  3. MacUser2525 macrumors 68000

    MacUser2525

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    Mar 17, 2007
    Location:
    Canada
    #3
    Well not FTP but you can accomplish your idea with rsync and a cron weekly job. That is if the remote server has ssh installed then you can create a passwordless key on your local machine put that in your authorized keys on the remote then it will do the backup without a problem.
     

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