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I have ftp access to a server I do not control. I'd like to start sending archives of my server's FS to that ftp. The problem is I don't have enough free space on my system to create a backup archive first (and store it on my fs) and then send it to ftp. So I'm wondering if it is possible to do something like this:

tar -jcpvf - / | ftp-put ftp://user:pass@host/file.tbz 

Normally there is no problem doing it over ssh, but in this case I only have ftp available.

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You can do this with ncftpput. Should be available for all major Linux distributions.

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Great. Thank you very much. I've found it in EPEL repository for my CentOS box. – facha Jun 22 '12 at 20:57

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