I occasionally have need to download a backup from an instance where I can’t
ssh. Pulling 2GB down over my home internet connection where speedtest.net claims I get almost 500Mbps down isn’t that painful, but pushing it back up a 20Mbps is.
I thought that I might be able to use
curl and pass an API key to download the backup, but what it gets is a redirect in an HTML document, and trying that URL in curl ends in a “bad request.”
Is there some way to do this that I’m missing?