[ubuntu-uk] Packard Bell, what wonderful support!

Avi Greenbury lists at avi.co
Thu May 9 19:29:30 UTC 2013

William Anderson wrote:
> Don't use FTP unless you plan to pre-encrypt the backup first (since
> you will be sending the data in the clear;

Even if you encrypt the data, you'd still be sending credentials in
the clear if you use FTP.

But, fortunately it's not the 1970s any more and so you can use SFTP
(otherwise known as scp). Every FTP client supports it and there's not
really any excuse for anybody offering server space to not offer it.

Either way, though, if you're trying to conserve bandwidth you want to
do rsync natively rather than try to argue it over an FTP connection.


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