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If I have 5 servers, and each server has the exact same file structure, is there a ftp program that can replicate the same operation on all the servers?



Now if I want to copy a file logo.jpg to the root of the folder:


Is there a ftp program (maybe filezilla?) that I can setup so that I just copy the file over and then it performs the same operation on the other servers automatically?

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What OS do you use? This is easy to script on *nix – terdon Feb 21 '13 at 14:54
Not particularly difficult to script on windows either, but knowing the OS is necessary for the proper answer. – EBGreen Feb 21 '13 at 14:57
If you're using Windows, DFS should work swimmingly. – Tanner Faulkner Feb 21 '13 at 15:03
Similar or duplicate of… or (Windows specific)… – mr.spuratic Feb 21 '13 at 17:52
@terdon windows 7 – user1361315 Feb 21 '13 at 20:18

user1361315, if you're using Windows 7 then you can use the built in FTP.exe client, which supports:


So just put lines like:

cd /wwwroot/site1/
put logo.jpg

In filename.txt and use:

ftp -s:filename.txt

You could easily create a batch file with some stub files which used:

copy /A siteone.txt+newcommand.txt filename.txt
 copy /A sitetwo.txt+newcommand.txt filename.txt

To join a "header" file for each site (different host, password, etc) with a common "newcommand" that did the same work for each of them and then runs FTP 5 times.

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