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FTP via VBS script

Posted on 2006-10-25
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I have very basic knowledge of writing .vbs scripts.

I need a very basic script that will copy say all *.sql from a server to say c:\ftp on the PC it is been run on, i have no idea how to do this, but i need to do the following :

connect to the ftp server
with username & password
change into a certain directory say /etc/backup on the remote server
and then copy *.sql to c:\ftp
disconnect

Can someone please provide me with an example.  Im sure this will be a few lines of code, but it knowing what.

Many Thanks
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by:lunchbyte
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This is not a few lines of code, it is a little bit more involve. Are you using vb6?
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Here is a sample codes from freevbcode.com. Good place to get samples and they have few sample codes for FTP.

http://freevbcode.com/ShowCode.Asp?ID=731
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by:duncan320
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I was hoping to do it with a VBS script if i can.

Have tried the like given by lunchbyte but it wont let me download the file it says its invalid or corrupted.

Thanks
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You can do this in a batch file
in your batch file add
FTP -s:ftpscript.txt ftpserver  ' ftpserver is your ftp server

in ftpscript.txt or whatever you want to name it put

username
password
cd /etc/backup
binary
mget *.sql
bye
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