I am trying to set up a scheduled windows task that will execute a .bat file every so often. This .bat file will connect using ftp to a given web server. From there I would like it to download the entire directory I specify (public_html) and keep all the folders intact, maintaining heirarchy. After this I have it zippping everything up wiht the dat first followed by the name of the root folder.
The problem I am having is that it will download all the files but will not maintain the folders, instead it calls them uknown file and just makes them a file with no extension.
Here is what I have so far.
this is the ftp.bat file C:\WINDOWS\system32\ftp.exe -i -s:ftp.txt
"C:\Program Files\7-Zip\7z.exe" a -tzip %date:~10%-%date:~4,2%-%date:~7,2%_somewebsite.com.zip @listfile.txt
del C:\ftp\backup /Q
Here is the contents of ftp.txt open ftp.somewebsite.com username123 password456 ls lcd C:\ftp\backup mget public_html* quit
here is the contents of listfile.txt C:\ftp\backup\*
I stopped using this method years ago because it is very unsafe to use FTP like this. If it was inside a secured network that might be a different story. You should be using SFTP or another form of secure connection. ftp.exe does not allow for this.
Many of the better FTP tools will allow you to schedule a secure transfer and maintain the folder structure at the same time. Some will also compress the files for you.
gosh darn i cant seem to make sense of this? with the code I have above how to I do this? I just want to ftp the entire directory keeping the folder structure in tact. Can it be done? I think so but I dont know how! I need some one to show me very clearly...