|Automatically Upload File to a Secure Server - CRON Job|
HTTPS or FTPS, Curl, PHP, CRON
| 2:12 pm on Mar 13, 2012 (gmt 0)|
I need to:
1) Setup a CRON Job - calls a PHP / Curl script
2) Connect to a Remote Server via HTTPS
3) Upload a File (there is No form)
How can this be done -- using CRON, PHP, and Curl ?
I could also use FTPS if that is better.
| 3:12 pm on Mar 13, 2012 (gmt 0)|
All of the above.
If there is a script on the other webserver which accepts a file upload, you can POST a file to it using curl
$ch = curl_init();
$fields = "img=@/path/to/image.jpg"
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, $url );
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION, 1);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POST, 1);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, $fields);
$result = curl_exec( $ch );
This will upload a file to the website using the variable name $_FILES['img']
Don't forget you need SSL installed as well as cURL.
If you have this script, you can call it from a cronjob like you suggested.
| 4:03 pm on Mar 13, 2012 (gmt 0)|
Thanks for your reply.
I'm not sure if there is a script on the secure server - I'm checking now.
How would I call the secure URL ? Would $url have the https://126.96.36.199 address ?
How does the line: $fields = "img=@/path/to/image.jpg" work ? (unsure of @)
| 6:33 pm on Mar 13, 2012 (gmt 0)|
Upload from WHERE?
Is this a server to server thing or a desktop computer to server thing?
If it's just a desktop thing, programs like CuteFTP will do it all, no cron, scripts, nada.
If it's server to server, why mess with PHP? A simple cron to execute a one-line CURL command from a script is simpler to implement than messing with CURL in PHP.
| 12:38 am on Mar 14, 2012 (gmt 0)|
Thanks incrediBill !
It's a Server A to Server B transfer @ 4:00 PM Monday - Friday (CRON).
And, I have to process daily information in a MySQL Database, plus the Filenames have a Date/Time stamp to uniquely identify them.
Can I send a unique Filename using a CURL command ?
Thanks for the help.
| 4:40 am on Mar 14, 2012 (gmt 0)|
OK, now that I know it's a report and a transfer, PHP seems perfectly suited for the task.
To answer your question, cURL can send a unique filename, but you need to create the unique file name you pass to cURL.
| 1:20 pm on Mar 14, 2012 (gmt 0)|
Got it -- thanks !
As another option, I did find info on installing SSH2 Extension for PHP on CentOS 5 and it worked !
I'll be using PHP's ssh2 commands unless I hit a brick wall and need to re-visit CURL.
Thanks again for your help.