Please help me finding the right software

Discussion in 'macOS' started by andreij2188, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. andreij2188 macrumors newbie


    Feb 3, 2016

    After weeks of searching but without avail, I registered here, hoping to find a good answer.

    So, maybe you are able to help me.

    I am searching for a software which can help me do some backups from a FTP server. So basically it needs to connect automatically (after a schedule) to the host and start downloading files to a defined location on my local machine/or other custom address.

    If the files are newer should be overwritten.

    Hopefully this description is clear enough. Thank you in advance for your help.

    Andrei J.
  2. nightcap965 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 11, 2004
    Cape Cod
    rsync is your friend. It's a Unix program, which means that it is flexible and powerful, which also means that it has a slew of options. Read the man page. From the Terminal, enter: man rsync
  3. andreij2188 thread starter macrumors newbie


    Feb 3, 2016
    Thank you for the responses, I didn't even know such thing existed. Good to know, I will do some reading then. Thank you.

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