I've got a scenario where we need to grab files from a remote server that isn't ours on a regular basis. Once downloaded locally, these files are automatically processed and either moved or deleted - one way syncing is vital.
Unfortunately, I cannot use lsyncd or bittorent sync on the remote server and I was hoping to find an automated way of downloading the files without running an rsync cron every 5mins on our local server. I would run the rsync cron on the remote server but cannot take the risk of someone logging into our server and snooping around.
Any ideas/suggestions greatly appreciated!
Also would running an rsync cron every 5mins be considered a "bad" practice?
UPDATE: So I have been told that running rsync every 5mins isn't such a big deal as long as I use lockfile. Still though, I'm on the hunt for any suggestions or alternatives!