FTP backup program

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by chainprayer, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. chainprayer macrumors 6502a

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    I'm working on a project with a friend, and we're looking for a program that performs scheduled backups, but sends them via FTP instead of to an external drive.

    The only catch is that for this project we need one program that is Mac and Windows compatible. I know there are programs that do it, but everything I find is for Mac or PC exclusively.
     
  2. talmy macrumors 601

    talmy

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    You might want to look at programs that use RSYNC. You can check it out on Wikipedia. I haven't used it under Windows but I understand there is a port.
     
  3. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

    mobilehaathi

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    Why FTP? I agree that rsync would be far preferable.
     
  4. kolax macrumors G3

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    rsync and you could use Automator to schedule it. Open a Terminal and run something along the lines of:

    Code:
    rsync -au --progress /Volumes/Source /Volumes/Destination
     

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