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Backup to mounted ftp using curlftpfs

Discussion in 'Data Protection' started by darwin7, Jun 2, 2016.

  1. darwin7

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    Good morning

    according your opinion and experience, it's safe:

    - mount locally an FTP server using curlftpfs
    - add cPanel backup location to ftp-mounted directory?

    I have a FTP backup space that is accessible only from my server's IP. This should help me to easily browse backup FTP server for downloading, etc.

    Thank you
    Carlo
     
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    Hello,

    cPanel offers no native support for curlftpfs mounts, however I don't see anything that would prevent it from working as a backup location. Could you try mounting it and let us know if you encounter any issues?

    Thank you.
     
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    Hi Michael
    thank you for your reply.

    I'm glad to say that I tried mounting locally a remote FTP server and worked perfectly.
    Absolutely fast and transparent... and my remote server is seen by my cPanel box exactly like a local directory.

    This is the syntax:

    Code:
    curlftpfs my-ftp-login:my-ftp-password@my-ftp-server /mnt/my-ftp-server-or-whatever-you-want

    Very useful for using as backup location.

    I would suggest cPanel to support and encourage the use of curlftpfs ;)

    Thank you
    Carlo
     
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