Ritmo2k
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

ftp in 4.1

My backup scripts make use of wget off an ftp server. Now that 4.1 doesn't seem to work with the ftp server thats at vm-help.com I tried to use the native https access but a mirror makes terrible file names and fetching a list of files to retrieve specifically needs the rcli or sdk which doesn't make the script very transportable.

Anyone know how to get the ftp server running yet? scp is way to slow and not an option.

Thanks!

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lamw
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Instead of running an FTP server on the host, what about using ftp client and having it upload to a server?

On ESXi's Tech Support Mode, you have two ftp utils:

ftpput
ftpget

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Ritmo2k
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Thats surely an option, but the script then has to run the host and wherever I backup to needs an ftp server which isnt available:(

Thanks for the idea though.

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lamw
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Also, you probably don't want to run server daemons on Tech Support Console, as this environment can potentially change and could also affect your host and VMs.

If you're looking for a backup solution, you can always check out

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RParker
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Thats surely an option,

Well it's not really an option, ESX is NOT a generic OS, it is a VM host, specifically designed to host VM's. FTP and other 3rd party tools should not be installed on ESX.

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Ritmo2k
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Yeah, I agree but sometimes you need to make do with what you got:)

My previous method fit into our existing infrastructure...

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DSTAVERT
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Really have a look at William Lams script. It works incredibly well, very configurable. It doesn't take much to getting it set up working and no need to add any potentially destabilizing daemon.

-- David -- VMware Communities Moderator
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