I am a non-profit who is transferring my site to Netfirms and their "plus" shared hosting plan. All they give me is FTP access, and a silly decompressor webapp called "Archive Gateway" that can decompress
Netfirms expects me to upload my whole site by FTP.
I'm trying to avoid uploading 20GBs from my puny residential connection.
Netfirms doesn't give me SSH, so running
ftp from netfirms is not possible.
My old host gives me SSH access, and I ran
ftp there to send my
site-backup.tar to NetFirms, but this SSH cuts me off when it senses I'm away from the console for several minutes. Only 800MB gets transferred.
I tried using a .PHP script in Netfirms to retrieve
site.backup.tar from the old host but this script times out.
Can tar create split archives of around 500MB each with no files split in between?
Can you suggest how I can transfer 20GB of site data to Netfirms?
In the meantime, I will try to figure out how to archive my 20GB site into several 500MB