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Re: ftpbackup

by neilwatson (Priest)
on Nov 09, 2001 at 18:32 UTC ( #124363=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to ftpbackup

I realise the point of Perlmonks is to promote perl but wouldn't the user be far better off using rsync?

I won't even go into the dangers of ftp versus ssh's sftp.

Neil Watson
watson-wilson.ca

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Re: Re: ftpbackup
by mandog (Curate) on Nov 09, 2001 at 18:47 UTC
      Rsync on a unix box should be able to synce to a windoze ftp or ssh server. As for a windoze client. You'd have to check the Website.

      Neil Watson
      watson-wilson.ca

Re: Re: ftpbackup
by enaco (Novice) on Nov 09, 2001 at 23:32 UTC

    I know what you mean, point taken.

    This script was primarly built for developing perl skills, there are more then 5 better ways that i can think up right now not using perl to solve this, and security.. well this script was intended to be used on a closed net and our provider of the system i backup does not allow me installing openssh etc.

    Thank you all for the tips and pointers.

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