Transfer files from one server to other using FTP

coderzone's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
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I am planning to change the host and my new hosts I have plan for shifting to does not have cpanel and I am looking for some FTP application which can transfer files from one FTP server to other. I am not planning to download a backup and upload again all the files.

I have tried SmartFTP as well but it just does not allow that way file transfer.
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ryan's Avatar, Join Date: Aug 2006
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I think you should download everything and upload it. It takes abit more time but who cares then you also have a back-up at the same time ;-)
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shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
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I prefer using webdrive that will give you your FTP server a new drive and you can copy paste everything normally. You can use it to have your 2 FTP servers connected as 2 dives and then copy and paste among each other.
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carastas's Avatar, Join Date: Nov 2006
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ftp just doesn't work like that... you'd need to ssh into one server, ftp from that server to the other one and ftp the files that way, but it's combersome, you can also use a web application to do that, but it'll still do the exact same thing, download to it's own server and upload from there...
apps like sitevault (www.site-vault.com) make it seam that you move from a ftp to another, but it will still download files locally...

George
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shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
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Yes thats true.
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webdevelopa's Avatar, Join Date: Dec 2006
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I am afraid you will need to download and then transfer over.

A nice ftp program is cuteFTP. It may not do what you are looking for but at least it will give you a nice GUI to work ftp on
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andybush's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2008
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Quote:
Originally Posted by coderzone
I am planning to change the host and my new hosts I have plan for shifting to does not have cpanel and I am looking for some FTP application which can transfer files from one FTP server to other. I am not planning to download a backup and upload again all the files.

I have tried SmartFTP as well but it just does not allow that way file transfer.

There is a way: http://directransfer.net
I have used this web-script many times and it workd fine for me.