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mount FTP with curlftpfs

  • curlftpfs is very useful tool that allows you to mount an FTP server on a directory
curlftpfs -o allow_other ftp://user:pass@ftp.server /directory
  • you can use rsync then to copy the whole storage resource:

rsync -rzvvv --inplace --append --progress --stats --timeout=7200 /directory/ /destination/

  • mounting from /etc/fstab:
curlftpfs#user:pass@ftp.server /directory fuse allow_other,rw,user,noauto 0 0