Windows Syncing Software for Website Backup, But Changed Files Only?
April 1, 2004 6:08 PM   Subscribe

Can anyone recommend some Windows software to synchronize a local directory with a remote FTP directory? I want to do nightly remote -> local backups that just download the changed files from my web server, but I can't seem to find software that will do this simple thing.
posted by frenetic to Computers & Internet (9 answers total)
You could get Cygwin and call the cron command to run sftp or scp nightly.
posted by the fire you left me at 6:29 PM on April 1, 2004

rsync and Unison are common solutions.
posted by Danelope at 6:31 PM on April 1, 2004

I asked a similar question and the solution was ftpsync, which is written in perl, and should therefore also run T]indows.
posted by plinth at 7:03 PM on April 1, 2004

I second the rsync suggestion.
posted by LukeyBoy at 7:13 PM on April 1, 2004

I run this command on the unix server and have a FTP server running on the Windows box.

tar --create --to-stdout /. | ncftpput -u username -p ass -c /path/backup.tar
posted by stbalbach at 8:17 PM on April 1, 2004

HandyBackup. I swear by it. Doesn't run as a service, but when you're logged in, it sits unobtrusivly in your system tray & just works.
posted by seanyboy at 11:25 PM on April 1, 2004

But it only synchs one way, so ... ahhh ... maybe not so good.
posted by seanyboy at 11:26 PM on April 1, 2004

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posted by internal at 2:10 PM on April 2, 2004

Folks at work suggest FTPSync.
posted by yerfatma at 5:23 AM on April 5, 2004

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