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I'm trying to move my emails Maildir from an old centos server to a new debian server.

rsync -avz /home/me/Maildir ssh root@ipaddress:/var/vmail/me/Maildir

I tried to copy an 8gb account, didn't work, try to move another about 20mb, didn't work, tried to use

-avn, didn't work either.

sync error: some files/attrs were not transferred (see previous errors) (code 23) at main.c(1039) [sender=3.0.6]

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What do the previous errors say? –  jordanm Apr 13 '13 at 1:39
    
@jordanm there's no previous error, it just says that there's a previous error, but i haven't seen any error –  Fischer Apr 13 '13 at 13:23

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Error 23 is defined as a "partial transfer" and might be caused by filesystem incompatibilities, such as different character sets or access control lists. In this case it could be caused by files in /home that begin with a . and are thus marked hidden.

In this case you could try something like:

rsync -avz --exclude='/*/.local' /home/me/Maildir ssh root@ipaddress:/var/vmail/me/Maildir

The verbose argument -v should actually give you some sort of list of the problems.

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the above line gave the same error –  Fischer Apr 13 '13 at 13:23
    
The above line was meant as an example how to exclude one hidden directory, if you have more you probably have to adjust the line. –  superuser0 Apr 13 '13 at 13:43
    
i needed to changed the permissions of the directories as well –  Fischer Apr 14 '13 at 9:57

How can i get the status (Success/Failure)?

I have a shell file rsyncCommand.sh with code as below which generates RsyncLog.txt file. I want to add a column success/failure and check whether rsync was a success or a failure. In addition , want o send an email notification in case it was a failure.

#!/bin/bash
fileCreationPath="/u01/Oracle/SyncScriptFolder"
destination="abc@boseastlnt4"
destinationPath="/u01/Oracle/Middleware/user_projects/domains/base_domain/ucm/cs"
sourcePath="/u01/Oracle/Middleware/user_projects/domains/base_domain/ucm/cs"
startdate=$(date +"%m-%d-%Y %r")
starttime=$(date +"%m-%d-%Y %r")
touch $fileCreationPath/lock.file
chmod 777 $fileCreationPath/lock.file
eval "find $fileCreationPath/RsyncLog.txt"
status=$?
if [ "$status" == "0" ];
then

echo "RsyncLog.txt File Exists "
else
touch $fileCreationPath/RsyncLog.txt
echo -e "StartDate \t\t FolderName \t\t StartTime \t\t EndTime" >>/$fileCreationPath/RsyncLog.txt
fi

rsync -e ssh -avzr --delete $sourcePath/weblayout/ $destination:$destinationPath/weblayout/
echo -e "$startdate\t\t weblayout\t\t\t$starttime\t\t$(date +"%m-%d-%Y %r")" >> $fileCreationPath/RsyncLog.txt
starttime=$(date +"%m-%d-%Y %r")
rsync -e ssh -avzr --delete $sourcePath/vault/ $destination:$destinationPath/vault/
echo -e "$startdate\t\t vault \t\t\t$starttime\t\t$(date +"%m-%d-%Y %r")" >> $fileCreationPath/RsyncLog.txt
starttime=$(date +"%m-%d-%Y %r")
rsync -e ssh -avzr --delete $sourcePath/data/ $destination:$destinationPath/data/
echo -e "$startdate\t\t data \t\t\t$starttime\t\t$(date +"%m-%d-%Y %r")" >> $fileCreationPath/RsyncLog.txt
starttime=$(date +"%m-%d-%Y %r")
rsync -e ssh -avzr --delete $sourcePath/custom/ $destination:$destinationPath/custom/
echo -e "$startdate\t\t custom\t\t\t$starttime\t\t$(date +"%m-%d-%Y %r")" >> $fileCreationPath/RsyncLog.txt
starttime=$(date +"%m-%d-%Y %r")
rsync -e ssh -avzr --delete $sourcePath/classes $destination:$destinationPath/classes/
echo -e "$startdate\t\t classes\t\t\t$starttime\t\t$(date +"%m-%d-%Y %r")" >> $fileCreationPath/RsyncLog.txt
rm $fileCreationPath/lock.file
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