Backup solution with unencrypted/uncompressed files to FTP

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Bart80
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Backup solution with unencrypted/uncompressed files to FTP

Post by Bart80 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:40 pm

Hi,
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I was wondering if there are backup utilities in Linux that would make backups to an FTP server, but while just keeping the original files. A file ~/documents/somefile1.txt would have to appear on the backup destination as (backup root)/documents/somefile1.txt and not as some content in (backup root)/backupfile.dat

Reason: I want to backup the files on my desktop to my NAS (which is local so no encryption needed). On the NAS I have a Duplicati running which will make backups of the files on the NAS to a cloud destination - with encryption and all the whistles and bells it requires. But I don't want to make Duplicati backups (NAS to cloud) of Duplicati backups (desktop to NAS) as that would make a restore operation too complicated. I want to have the files on the NAS to be clearly readable.

Does a tool like that exist? I cannot immediately find something, but if you have some hints it would be appreciated ;)

Thanks,

Bart

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Re: Backup solution with unencrypted/uncompressed files to FTP

Post by catweazel » Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:44 am

Bart80 wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:40 pm
Reason: I want to backup the files on my desktop to my NAS
Why ftp? Why not rsync?
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Re: Backup solution with unencrypted/uncompressed files to FTP

Post by rene » Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:16 am

catweazel wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:44 am
Why ftp? Why not rsync?
... and a note w.r.t. that: the rsync protocol even if supported by your NAS isn't generally one of the faster methods. The usually better thing is to simply mount the NAS share locally, preferably via NFS if your NAS supports it but CIFS will do if need be, and then just use "local" copying --- for which the tool rsync is very useful, of course.

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Re: Backup solution with unencrypted/uncompressed files to FTP

Post by jglen490 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:13 pm

Right. The OP is looking for a backup solution, and rsync, or its GUI-based version Grsync, works very well as such a solution.
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Re: Backup solution with unencrypted/uncompressed files to FTP

Post by Bart80 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:12 pm

Thanks, I'll try that!

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