Powershell: compress backups and FTP transfer

I use this snippet to check my database backups folder for backup files not compressed yet, compress them using 7-Zip, and finally deleting the “*.bak” files to save some disk space. Notice files are ordered by lenght (smallest to biggest) before compression to avoid some files not being compressed.

$bkdir = "E:\BackupsPWS" #backups location directory
$7Zip = 'C:\"Program Files"\7-Zip\7z.exe' #compression utility
$files_to_transfer = New-Object System.Collections.ArrayList #list of zipped files to be transferred over FTP

#find .bak files not zipped yet, zip them, add them to the list to be transferrd
get-childitem -path $bkdir | Sort-Object length |
where { $_.extension -match ".(bak)" -and
-not (test-path ($_.fullname -replace "(bak)", "7z")) } |
foreach {
$zipfilename = ($_.fullname -replace "bak", "7z")
Invoke-Expression "$7Zip a $zipfilename $($_.FullName)"

#find .bak files, if they've been zipped, delete the .bak file
get-childitem -path $bkdir |
where { $_.extension -match ".(bak)" -and
(test-path ($_.fullname -replace "(bak)", "7z")) } |
foreach { del $_.fullname }

#transfer each zipped file over FTP
foreach ($file in $files_to_transfer)
$webclient = New-Object System.Net.WebClient
$webclient.Credentials = New-Object System.Net.NetworkCredential($user,$pass) # FTP credentials
$ftp_urix = $ftp_uri + "/" + $file.Substring($bkdir.Length + 1) # ftp address where to transfer the file
$uri=[system.URI] $ftp_urix
$webclient.UploadFile($uri, $file) #transfer the file

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  2. Posted by Rajasekhar on 24 abril, 2015 at 1:23

    Hi Can you post a code to download a text file from SFTP using powershell. We don’t want to use Winscp or any third party softwares.



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