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Old 08-07-2013
Shell Scripting for creating ftp and transfer file

Dear All,

We run backup script to update backup file every hour.

I want to create a script, which transfer these files in another server using ftp as new backup file created every hour. Files should be stored with a unique name for every hour(e.g 20130708_13:00 , 20130708_14:00 and so on) and after completion of 12 hours these files should be deleted.

Please let me know how can I create script for that.

It would be very thankful l if anybody help me on this.
# 2  
Old 08-07-2013
Please check similar posts at the bottom of this page. You should get some idea on the approach.
# 3  
Old 08-07-2013
some ideas for you.

Code:
#tar the files into one file
FILE=backup_`date +%Y%m%d_%H%M`.tar.gz
tar cvf - FOLDER|gzip > $FILE

#ftp the file to another server

HOST='ftp.users.qwest.net'
USER='yourid'
PASSWD='yourpw'

ftp $HOST <<END_SCRIPT
user $USER
$PASSWD
put $FILE
quit
END_SCRIPT
exit 0

# 4  
Old 08-07-2013
I made below script, I jsut wnat to make ftp connection and put file...but it not working....it is asking me for password and does not transfer file automatically
Code:
#!/usr/bin/expect -f
HOST='10.32.1.153'
USER='uninet\cacti.ftp'
PASSWD='cacti12345'

ftp $HOST <<END_SCRIPT
user $USER
$PASSWD
put a.txt
quit
END_SCRIPT
exit 0
~


Last edited by Franklin52; 08-08-2013 at 03:30 AM.. Reason: Please use code tags
# 5  
Old 08-07-2013
You should be running it in shell not expect

Change the first line to
Quote:
#!/bin/bash
# 6  
Old 08-08-2013
Code:
#!/bin/bash
HOST='10.32.1.153'
USER='uninet\cacti.ftp'
PASSWD='cacti12345'

ftp $HOST <<END_SCRIPT
user $USER
$PASSWD
put a.txt
quit
END_SCRIPT
exit 0


Output
Code:
[psaini@ls2mutcactisv1 comverse_mmsc]$ sudo sh pre_test
Password:Name (10.32.1.153:psaini):
Login incorrect.
Login failed.
?Invalid command


Its again not working....see what output i am getting when I run script

Last edited by Franklin52; 08-08-2013 at 03:31 AM.. Reason: Please use code tags
# 7  
Old 08-08-2013
your script is not sending your password ... see correction below ...
Code:
#!/bin/bash
HOST='10.32.1.153'
USER='uninet\cacti.ftp'
PASSWD='cacti12345'

ftp $HOST <<END_SCRIPT
user $USER $PASSWD
put a.txt
quit
END_SCRIPT

exit 0


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