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I have access to an FTP account where new files will be uploaded every day of different sizes from 5MB to 500MB. My requirement is the files have to be copied to my server every day. Can this be done?

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"Copied to the server"? –  Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Jan 26 '11 at 11:45
    
How much access do you have? How is the server connected to the FTP server ? –  Iain Jan 26 '11 at 11:47

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Assuming your server is running linux, my choice would be to use ncftp & stick it in a crontab to run daily.

Much like this question here.

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check out lftp

it can be easily scripted

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My choice is to use wget in this way:

wget -r ftp://username:password@domain.com/directory/

I used it and it was okay.

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