rsync? download full website from ftp for backup
Posted on 2006-11-20
Using redhat i would like to download/backup one of my sites to which I have only ftp access. I tried using wget -m ftp://user:email@example.com but that broke down. The www folder you see when logged in at the ftp seems to be a symlink, which cannot be mirror onto our local backup server.
People at another community pointed at rsync + rtfm. As I have no time nor the interest to do so, I ask you guys/girls, who probably know the commandline argument from heart anyway.
As far as I have understand rsync requires a ssh login, which I haven't got.
What do I need to feed rsync to download the full ftp and to convert symlinks on that ftp to plain files/directories structure, such that I can type one command and make a full backup of this website.
I only need to do this once, as the website will be put offline next week.