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script to FTP a file to another server - making backup of the current one first

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I need a script that will FTP a file to another UNIX server.  In addition to this I will need to have the file that is about to be over written to be copied to a timestamped backup.

Any suggestions/examples on how to accomplish this?

Thanks,

Lisa
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by:lphillips120898
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I posted this in the wrong area... I'm now going to post this in the UNIX section.

Sorry...

Lisa
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Try this:

#!/bin/ksh

FTP_SITE=111.222.333.444
TODAY=$(date +%Y%m%d)
export FTP_SITE  TODAY

ftp -nv $FTP_SITE <<EOF
user <user_id> <password>
binary (or ascii)
rename <old file> <old file>$TODAY
put <new file>
quit
EOF
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