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NTFS compression and RSync

I currently have a hard drive that I backup using RSync. I do weekly; monthly snapshots. I would like to compress some of my hard drive using NTFS compression. How would that affect my future ...
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When creating a copy of files for a development server, how should I handly differring Group and Owner IDs to allow for easy syncronizing? [on hold]

I am doing web development for a client, and have created a copy of all their files in a development area. This is a separate cpanel account, and I have copied the files across and maintained the same ...
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du --exclude directories - is this possible?

How to calculate disk usage of a file tree but excluding directories. I'd like to have something like: du --exclude type d I use rsync to mirror/backup part of my home dir and I want to double ...
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Migrating mounts with identical permissions not working

I have two mounts /mount1 and /mount2. I ran the command: rsync -azrt /mount1/* /mount2/ to clone everything from /mount1 to /mount2. I then altered the /etc/fstab (see below) to remove /mount1 ...
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rsync wants to resend files after a recent run

I am using rsync to keep two directories in sync. Specifically I ran: rsync -avz /path/to/src /path/to/dest After this command finished, I ran: rsync --dry-run -avz /path/to/src /path/to/dest ...
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How to reconfigure grub on a backed up arch linux on a USB flash disk

i managed to back up my arch linux suing rsync : # rsync -aAXv --exclude={"/dev/*","/proc/*","/sys/*","/tmp/*","/run/*","/mnt/*","/media/*","/lost+found"} / /run/media/username/archlinux edited ...
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How shall I rsync changes in directory structure without actually recopying

I had the folder structure as below ./a/b/c_file synced to the destination ./a/b/c_file Now I changed the structure in source as ./a/d/e/c_file. But rsync seems to be delete the old directory ...
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rsync files that are in remote directory's subfolder

I have an old copy of the remote folder (FD) user@IP:/folder1/folder2/folder3/FD/ which has subfolders fol1, fol2, ..., user@IP:/folder1/folder2/folder3/FD/ |__fol1 ...
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How to tell rsync not to delete some folders at destination?

So I use pelican for writing my blog and I upload the whole thing using rsync. OK. But I use also Let's Encrypt and therefor need the repository .well-known preserved at the root of my website. So ...
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How to make ssh account capabele to only sshfs and rsync?

I'd like to make ssh account that is capable of doing two things: mounting (can be one) directory via sshfs performing backup&recovery of his/her desired directories using rsync I would love ...
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Automating Backup and Shutdown

I want to backup my entire internal hard drive files into an external hardrive and execute system shutdown once the backup is finished. The reason why I want to do that is to execute the backup during ...
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rsync over ssh without typing the password each time [duplicate]

I got a bash script to synchronize data between two computers. It works fine but I have to type my password every time the rsync command is called. #!/bin/bash sourceIP="192.168.178.128" ...
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RAID1 vs rsync - security?

I'm setting up a NAS-Server using an Odroid XU4 and two 2TB HDDs. Which setup would be more secure (lower risk of losing data / easier recovery): setup a RAID1 with mdadm have two separate devices, ...
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Stopping rsync without leaving temporary files behind

When copying files from directory A to B with rsync using $ rsync -a --backup --suffix=.$(date +"%Y%m%d%H%M%S") A/ B/ a file called filename in A will temporarily be called something on the form ...
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Allow the restricted rsync (rrsync) script for arbitrary directories with authorized_keys

Automating Backups I would like to implement a backup solution with copies data from various directories from a Web server (WebServer) to a local backup server (BackupServer). The backup should run ...
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Backup with rsnapshot only if there are changes

I use rsnapshot to make regular backups of my systems' filesystems to a remote server. (For those familiar with rsync but less used to rsnapshot here is a brief introduction to its workings. A backup ...
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Does a file move operation over SAMBA preserve the inode number?

If I have a directory exposed over a SAMBA share and a user, from either a Linux or Windows system, moves a file from one place to another on that share, does SAMBA know to ask the operating system ...
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Invoke rsync with specific defaults for current folder?

I have a local folder which I want to synchronize with a remote folder through SSH, and I'd like to do it through rsync. I would always call rsync with the same arguments, and same source and ...
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Conditions sent over ssh are performed locally, not remotely [duplicate]

So I am trying to do something like this: ssh -o StrictHostKeyChecking=no -o UserKnownHostsFile=/dev/null -i \ /home/backupboy/.ssh/id_rsa user@server.com \ "[[ $(ls -1 /mnt/dir | wc -l) -gt 4 ...
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rsync and scp hang inside the bash script but run at the command line

I'm trying to execute scp and rsync commands inside of a bash script. The following happens when I run the bash script: scp -o StrictHostKeyChecking=no /tmp/foo 'user@xxx.xx.xx.xxx:/tmp/foo' ...
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Speed up / avoid calculation of rsync file lists

I use rsync 3.1.1 to keep in sync two discs, one of which is on the network and mounted as a samba share on /mnt/ROUTER_WD_2TB/. This is the source, with a speed of 30-40MB/s maximum due to network ...
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Trying to run rsync between two remote servers via reverse port forwarding with ssh key

I'm trying to run an rsync between two servers. I'm basing things off of this post: How to rsync files between two remotes? What I find missing is how to facilitate the rsync (via ssh) when a key ...
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Copy files if directory does not exist on target

Can you copy files (using rsync ideally but any scriptable tool considered) from server A to server B skipping directories that already exist on the target, and any files they contain? Server A FEED ...
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How to set up permissions on external hard drive in order to use it to backup using rsync?

So I have recently installed arch linux, and I was looking into a good way to back up my data. Looking at the wiki, I decided I followed this gude: ...
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rsync to remote server without password [duplicate]

I seem to be having a little issue with connecting to a remote server, to rsync my backups what i have done so far run ssh-keygen created public and private key run ssh-copy-id -i my.key.pub ...
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Using --delete option with rsync

We are using the following rsync command in a script to copy files from source to destination. rsync -av --exclude 'share/web/sessions/' --rsync-path "sudo rsync" /sdata/ 172.31.X.X:/sdata/ ...
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How to rsync files from machine A to machine C via machine B? [duplicate]

I need to rsync files from machine A which is not accessible from my machine (machine C) and it can only be accessed from machine B. How do I rsync files via another machine? files (machine A) ...
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prevent backup from running in parallel

In my script /usr/local/bin/backup, that I call every hour from /etc/crontab, I use rsync to copy data to an off-site server. That all worked fine, even in cases where we had somewhat more new data ...
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rsync + chmod only selected files

I'm trying to sync specific cron files between 2 servers and change the permissions for them. However, the command I am trying is also changing the permissions on the main directory. Command used: ...
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What is the meaning of the option formatting in the rsync man page?

If you run man rsync and go to the options summary, there are alot of long form (i.e. --long-option) style options which are either an alias of, or grouped with a short form option. e.g. OPTIONS ...
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mysterious out-of-space message from rsync

I am mystified by the out-of-space message from rsync - I have enough freespace on the destination to hold everything, and I blv enough also on --vg-root as well. This doesn't seem to be the same ...
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how to mirror a samba folder into an ext4 folder via rsync?

I have a FreeBSD file server and I also have just setup a xUbuntu 15.10 desktop. The desktop was previously running OS X but I backed up my files to the FreeBSD server before installing xUbuntu. ...
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CentOS rsync directory contents but not directory?

I'm trying to get the contents of /deploy/ to populate to /panda/ but it doesn't seem to work. I searched on here and found instruction to leave the trailing slashes; however each time I run it a ...
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File System Permissions: User who can backup all files

I am setting up an automated backup job for some computers on my network. There is a server that will, daily, run an rsync command to backup each of the other computers. I'd like the user that the ...
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Bash command help to “search and replace” file in changing directory tree

The Scenario: I've built a collection of files for research in a central repository on my server. I'm continually curating the repo changing the directory's tree structure by renaming and moving ...
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rsync doesn't delete files from ~/tmp

I'm trying to sync my home folder, named "kjs", with another folder (my usb drive mounted in /mnt/USB1). I use the following command: rsync -aAXv --delete /home/kjs/ /mnt/USB1/kjs This works mostly ...
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rsync complication on sync

We have 2 Web Server node Primary and secondary, if the primary is down by any reason secondary will act as Prim. Now if we talk about the codes we which is on both the host. we should be ...
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rsync to USB flash drive always transferring all data

When rsyncing a directory to a freshly plugged-in external USB flash drive, via rsync -av /source/ /dest/ all files get transferred (i.e. rewritten) despite no changes in the files. Note that ...
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How can Bash determine if it is running due to an rsync over ssh?

I need my Bash init scripts to be able to distinguish between having been invoked like ssh me@host /some/complicated/operation, and having been invoked like rsync -e ssh /src me@host:/dest In the ...
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Screen/system hangs when using scp or rsync + ssh in local network

First, I noticed frequent hang ups with the mouse when using scp in local network. I checked RAM usage, but free -m showed me about 33% usage without buffers/caches. (I have 8G RAM.) The CPU usage was ...
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problem during rsync backup to a ntfs network share

I'm running a machine with Linux 3.16.0-4-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt20-1+deb8u3 (2016-01-17) i686 GNU/Linux, during a rsync backup to a ntfs network share (succesfully mounted with: mount -t ...
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Rsync update only destination files where file size is zero

I am using rsync to download the images from ftp server every night. Some of the images get copied but have zero size on it with the exact same name as on source but empty . how can I tell to run the ...
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rsync fails when ssh can't open /dev/tty

I've got a script that needs to rsync some files to a remote machine. The rsync command looks like this: rsync -avz -e 'ssh -vv -o IdentitiesOnly=yes -i /data/credentials/rsync2.key' \ ...
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Mount directory elsewhere with different permissions [duplicate]

I would like to be able to mount a directory (i.e. /home/user1) to a different location on the same disk (i.e. /mnt/user1_home), but with different permissions so that the mount point ...
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rsync only files newer than given date, with --delete

I'm trying to use rsync to backup only the files that have been created or changed after a certain date. The reason is that on that date, the whole system has been backed up. However, those global ...
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rsync's “Read-only file system (30)” error

NB: This is a 2-part question: why does an error happen, and how to work around the error. (The two parts are related, inasmuch as the answer to the "why"-question may shed light on the ...
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rsync: --fuzzy doesn't detect name changes with link-dest

So these are my test files: $ ls -li live/ total 2048 804974 -rwxrwx--- 1 ariel ariel 1048576 Feb 22 00:45 live/file1 804975 -rwxrwx--- 1 ariel ariel 1048576 Feb 22 00:47 live/file2 And a first ...
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rsync in script on mac

I have a Script on my Mac Server to sync with another Mac Server. #!/bin/bash DestVolume="/Path/to/destshare" SrcVolume="/Path/to/srcshare" SSHKey="sshkey" SrcUser="user" SrcHost="remoteserver" ...
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What is the switch or option of rsync command inorder to skip the backup of corrupt files? [closed]

What is the switch or option of rsync command inorder to skip the backup of corrupt files so that it does not overwrite good files?
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Copy last used files of total size

I want to copy the last used (or maybe created) files of a total size to another folder. Is this possible without additional tools? I have an USB drive of a certain size that is less than the total ...