how do I copy from server to server

Alex Evonosky alex at
Fri Jan 7 14:31:45 UTC 2005

Brian McDonald wrote:
> Is there a way to copy server to server using command line ftp or something
> like it?
> I am moving servers and I need to copy the entire html directory about 500
> megs.
> I really don't want to have to ftp down to my pc and ftp back up to the new
> server.


cd /dir/of/html
tar cvfz backup.tgz *
ftp <server2>
put backup.tgz


cd /to/where/you/uploaded/the/file
mv backup.tgz /dir/of/html/folder
tar xvfz backup.tgz


Of course, if both servers were on the same LAN, you could use NFS and 
mount the two and then just mv the file right into the proper dir, but 
its your choice.  The above is just using standard FTP.

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