Solved

Unattended ftp download of multiple unknown files with Powershell

Posted on 2011-02-11
3
2,401 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Back in the old days, I could use ftp mget * to download all files in a directory.  I'd like to be able to do the same thing in powershell, but after googling some, I can't find a very straightforward answer.

What I am trying to do: I am putting together an unattended Powershell script that runs on a schedule to download any new files it might find in a folder on an ftp site.
0
Comment
Question by:KTN-IT
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 8

Accepted Solution

by:
jwarnken earned 500 total points
ID: 34880392
The .net framework has some methods you can use. Unfortunately because there is not a powershell command you will have to read the msdn docs to find what will work for you.

Check out these links
http://powershell.com/cs/media/p/804.aspx 
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.net.webrequestmethods.ftp.aspx
0
 
LVL 5

Assisted Solution

by:KTN-IT
KTN-IT earned 0 total points
ID: 34887591
Thanks for the links.  I also found these links helpful when you don't know in advance the exact name of the files you will be downloading:

http://poshcode.org/1689
http://poshcode.org/1692
0
 
LVL 5

Author Closing Comment

by:KTN-IT
ID: 34932064
It's important to be able to enumerate new files on an ftp folder directory.
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article explains how to prepare an HTML email signature template file containing dynamic placeholders for users' Azure AD data. Furthermore, it explains how to use this file to remotely set up a department-wide email signature policy in Office …
A recent project that involved parsing Tableau Desktop and Server log files to extract reusable user queries for use in other systems. I chose to use PowerShell to gather the data, and SharePoint to present it...
Exchange organizations may use the Journaling Agent of the Transport Service to archive messages going through Exchange. However, if the Transport Service is integrated with some email content management application (such as an antispam), the admini…
Michael from AdRem Software outlines event notifications and Automatic Corrective Actions in network monitoring. Automatic Corrective Actions are scripts, which can automatically run upon discovery of a certain undesirable condition in your network.…

734 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question