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  1. #1
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    Server to Server FTP using PHP?

    Is this possible? I have PHP and MYSQL available and would like to 'Pull' a log file from another server on a regular basis. The transfer does not need to reset/start from the begining, I would just like to download/append the log file that alreay exsists as thefile is likely to get very large.

    The FTP I need to connect to is a Secure FTP using port 22, the log file needs to reside on my webserver and requires 'updating' every 24 hours.

    I do not have 'shell' access, but crontab is enabled. I would prefer though to use PHP and have an indicator on site to show the progress of the download if possible. I now this maybe a tall order, but I thought I'd ask the guru's anyway!

    The crontab can be setup in order to do this automatically, but if the log file needs to be update as a case of importance can PHP intervene?

  2. #2
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    my thoughts are...
    tar the log file then copy it to a web/ftp accessible area(hopefully you have permission to use those apps)..
    if it is web accessible, then you can use wget to retrieve it if you're allowed to with shell_exec
    if it is ftp accessible you can use the functions located here to retrieve it: http://us2.php.net/ftp

    of course, someone else may have better advice...


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