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I want to mirror a webdav directory to have local backups of it. Currently, I use

rm *
lftp <<__END__
open -u USER,PW https://example.com/remote.php/caldav/calendars/USER/kalender
mget /remote.php/caldav/calendars/USER/kalender/*.ics .
__END__

but re-downloading everything repeatedly is annoying.

What would be a suitable tool that mirrors a remote WebDAV directory to a local directory, including deleting removed files and adding new ones? (Should run on Linux and be Free Software.)

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What you can do is mount the webdav directory using something like davfs and than use rsync to regularly sync your mirror directory.

  • Looked at davfs2, but I dislike that mounts have to be present in /etc/fstab or done by root. – Joachim Breitner May 7 '15 at 9:22
  • Try one of the alternatives? fusedav or wdfs – wpoely86 May 7 '15 at 13:14
  • fusedav fails here (PROPFIND failed: 404 Not Found); wdfs seems to be not packages; I think I’ll look at it another time. – Joachim Breitner May 7 '15 at 19:33
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lftp supports "mirror", have you tried that?

Otherwise there is a tool for this: http://www.re.be/webdav_sync/index.xhtml

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