smart backup from ftp

shmu26

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there is a set of files on a website that I access by FTP.
I copied the whole set to my PC, for a backup.
Now I am looking for a way to make a smart backup of those files.
In other words, a system that will identify changes in the set of files on the website, and back up to my PC only the changes.
any ideas?
 

kyzarvs

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rsync is open-source software that does this. Installed on almost anything *nix based and I'm pretty sure has a windows version too. Will do a compressed differential copy - extremely efficient.
 

kyzarvs

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rsync is open-source software that does this. Installed on almost anything *nix based and I'm pretty sure has a windows version too. Will do a compressed differential copy - extremely efficient.
 

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thanks. I will have to try that out!
It looks like the windows free barebones edition is called: cwRsync Free Edition
https://www.itefix.net/content/cwrsync-free-edition
hope it isn't too challenging to set up, for non-coders like myself...
 

kyzarvs

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From memory we use "rsync -iazh [source] [destination]" for our backup scripts.

We pipe ours through an SSH tunnel, but there's a loads of articles on how to configure it.
 
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