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My dilemma is that I don't have access to the files right now. If I make the DNS transfer now, not only will the users will see a blank error page, but the files will still remain on site A!
So the question is: How do you get all the files on server A if the client lost his original CD or diskettes? If he could supply me those files, I would just upload them to server B (the new server) and we would be done. The issue is he cannot give me those files, but the site is live and has been for 3 years.
How do you guys do it? It's soooooo easy when we do have the files with us.
Thanks for any help you can give me in this.
Is it not possible to do a wget from Server B, to Server A, requesting the files. If you've got ssh/telnet access on server b, and the files are still publically visible on server a, just do a
butthis wouldn't be very quick, so on Server A, can you tar up the contents of the site, then do the
Do you suggest I contact them directly?
I have SSH access to server B but I've never done that. Could something go wrong there if I don't do it right?
but the problem is I don't have access to site A... no password, no nothing
You do not have FTP details neither then?
Hmm, there might be a way to run a PHP script off your new server, which can "index" site A's files, and write a file which when run will automatically do the wget for you.
This would be safer, and quicker, esepcially seeing as you don't have access to Site A.
Give me a little while and I can see whether the script will work ;)
Obviosuly change the above line to your domain and tghe real name of your index page, and please see whether you get a 403 Forbidden, or if it downloads...if it does - that is good ;)
I'm using windows. I once used site stripper a long time agon and somehow got also a virus with it. Don't know if it was related. Maybe it was inside the program download. It's a long time ago. However, everytime someone mentions "Site ripper" I still remember the weird things it did
-- John: How can you "wget" locally from a local machine? Is there a special procedure I am not aware about?
If you do a 'G' search for "site ripper", number 2 on the list has 30-day free trial (hope I'm allowed to say this). You could give this a go, if it doesn't work, let us know, and I can have a go at this script.
Are there many pages to transfer?
John: this may sound simple to most unix or Linux gurus, but I am brand new at unix and Linux and don't know the first thing about it.
Im ok with any windows machine, but unix I don't know the first thing about it and it would explain why I am scared of it... I've heard all kinds of horror stories of what a wrong command in unix can do and how it will not forgive the novice like me....
That is why it scares me, but meanwhile I do have to find a solution. Wruk: I'm going to use that "no. 2 line in G"
Probably the only way I will get this thing done today. I will keep you posted on (hopefully) progress...
Thanks very much John and Wruk!
I will try my best to make it work!
I finally solved my problem using site strippper and it was pretty fast, I must say.
I still need to learn a lot about Linux and unix commands. That is my main hurdle in these things.
Thanks again all of you!