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How would I go about scheduling a monthly file transfer (via FTP) to send files in a specific directory on my remote VPS to a server on my internal Corporate network? Once files are transferred, I'd also like to job to delete the files on the VPS?

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If you absolutely need it, Drupal has hook_cron() for regular task running:

function MYMODULE_cron() {
  // Copy your files here using standard php FTP functions
}

But it would be considerably more efficient to leave Drupal out of this altogether, and set it up with a basic rsync/FTP cron job executed on the server.

Alternatively, Backup and Migrate can both take a dump of the public/private file system and transfer it to an FTP target. Again, a solution outside Drupal will always be more efficient as it won't bootstrap the application.

  • Thanks Clive but I've never written a module or used hook_cron(). – John Bernier Dec 20 '16 at 15:11
  • If you don't want to develop a solution Backup and Migrate also has automatic scheduled backups built in. As I mentioned, it's not as efficient as writing your own solution, but if you don't want to do that it's certainly an alternative – Clive Dec 20 '16 at 15:25
  • Thanks Clive, I use Backup and Migrate for my database but I don't see a way to backup my public files to an FTP server, just NodeSquirrel which is a paid service? – John Bernier Dec 20 '16 at 15:51
  • Sorry I haven't actually used it myself, the module page does say explicitly: Backup to FTP/S3/Email or NodeSquirrel.com, that's what I was going off. Maybe there's a submodule that needs to be enabled? Or one of the other complementary modules listed on the module page? – Clive Dec 20 '16 at 15:55

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