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- Join Date
- Oct 2005
Using lftp for backup
lftp -u USR,PSW -e "mirror --reverse --only-newer --delete /bk /dir0" 192.168.1.252
This works fine from fedora 8 sys but the other sys with fedora 3
Getting directory contents (0) [Delaying before reconnect: 18]
I can lftp -u USR,PSW 192.168.1.252 and perform tasks like ls, mkdir and put
Any help will be appreciated.
PS: Performing that command I get
mkdir /dir0 [Loggin in]
bin: Getting directory contents (0) [Delaying before reconnect ... ]
/dir0 exists, it does not neet to be created. bin is a directory being backuped
PS2: lftp -uUSR,PSW -e "cd /dir0;put smth.log;ls;quit" 192.168.1.252
works fine but the 'mirror' is a problem
PS3: lftp -u USR,PSW -e "mirror --reverse --only-newer --delete /bk /dir0" 192.168.1.252
does create /dir0 if it does not exist. After that it seems like a permission problem but it isn't.
PS4: I also removed --reverse option to 'get' instead to 'put' and faced up the same problem.
PS5: I found the problem: lftp does not 'like' empty directories (put or get): it cannot copied data into empty dirs either they exist or they are created by itself. This only happens in FC3.
Found the solution: add 'set ftp:list-empty-ok yes' to /etc/lftp.conf
- Join Date
- Jul 2011
I hope it's not too late. Here is how you can fix it:
lftp error "Delaying before reconnect"
HTTP :// unsigned-nerd.blogspot.com/2010/07/lftp-issue.html