I need to upload a directory with a rather complicated tree (lots of subdirectories, etc.) by FTP. I am unable to compress this directory, since I do not have any access to the destination apart from FTP - e.g. no tar. Since this is over a very long distance (USA => Australia), latency is quite high.
Following the advice in How to FTP multiple folders to another server using mput in Unix?, I am currently using
ncftp to perform the transfer with
mput -r. Unfortunately, this seems to transfer a single file at a time, wasting a lot of the available bandwidth on communication overhead.
Is there any way I can parallelise this process, i.e. upload multiple files from this directory at the same time? Of course, I could manually split it and execute
mput -r on each chunk, but that's a tedious process.
A CLI method is heavily preferred, as the client machine is actually a headless server accessed via SSH.