I am trying to duplicate directories from my remote server to another directory on the remote server so I have a working WP site backup immediately available and already on the server but under another directory name than
Eg: I'm copying my entire site to
/Whole Site Backup/, ie all the WP directories under
/Whole Site Backup/, and all the WP files in
public_html into the
/Whole Site Backup/ folder.
But WinSCP insists on involving a local directory to transfer temporary files for some reason, and this is slowing the process down to a crawl, even over my fiber-optic internet connection. It took four hours to copy the
/wp-admin folder, for instance.
The next folder I try to copy, the process breaks and reconnects multiple times, then finally aborts due to timeouts. Didn't change anything in between. I'm technical, and don't understand why we need to involve a LOCAL machine in the duplication process. This is like mailing something to Hawaii, then mailing it back to where you live, when all you were trying to do was mail it to the other side of town.
I read that WinSCP could copy and duplicate files on the server. Well, it's NOT on the server. Please explain how I can do a remote directory-to-directory copy on the server without involving any local file transfers.
I'de LOVE to be a satisfied user of WinSCP, but so far it's got a fatal flaw and is no better than my current Stone-Age solution, which is downloading the entire site to my local machine, then uploading it again as a backup using FileZilla. Takes hours but doesn't abort and throw error messages.
With Warm Aloha, Tim