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I know i can mount over ssh/sftp/sshfs using FUSE, but can the same work with FTP/FTPS?

the aim is to mount a FTPS server to e.g. /databackup

I cant use SSH/SFTP/SSHFS as the host of the other server does not support those methods

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You can use curlftpfs. See the examples in the page.

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I have always liked using lftp with the mirror option. It sounds like it might work pretty good for you based on the /databackup example. There is a brief example given here under the section called Backup To Remote Server, rsync Without Passwords. (Regardless of the heading it does talk about lftp usage)

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