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Rsync keeps writing

I just recently updated my macbook pro to Mountain Lion. I use rsync to make backups of certain directories on my macbook pro my timecapsule wireless router with build-in harddisk. rsync -avzm --...
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Using rsync in a cronjob when a password is needed

Basically I have a bash script that fetches data from my server to perform a backup. As it is now I have to start that script manually, enter the password, and then wait for it to finish. I would ...
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Using cygwin and rsync — “password file must not be other-accessible”

I've finally got an old computer of mine running as a backup server with Ubuntu 11.10. I'm planning on using it to backup my Windows 7 machine weekly using rsync. I've got cygwin installed, and rsync ...
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Asking rsync to transfer files without connecting to the remote rsync server?

If I understand correctly, rsync tries to connect to a remote rsync server when transferring files via -e ssh. This worked well for me most of the time, but I am having problems rsyncing with a ...
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rsync not overwriting newer files [closed]

Replication details: mkdir test && cd test mkdir folder && cd folder echo "#line1" > file rsync -a -I . .. echo "#line2" >> ../file rsync -a -I . .. Output: Content of ../...
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how to rsync certain directory and files - problem

I have looked at previous posts but cannot get this working. I want to just rsync all the server03 directories and any sub directories of them to a new server. I tried the following but it was picking ...
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rsync transfers unmodified files, why? [closed]

I have three servers A,B,C. A and B share a drive via nfs on A, and C is the UAT server where all changes have been made. After a successful change it transferred to server A via rsync. Earlier it was ...
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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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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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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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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 "how"-...
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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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Comparing original & backup folder, then deleting non-existing files

I'm using Raspbian jessie (ubuntu). I made a .sh that makes a backup .img of everything (excluding mnt, tmp, run, dev, boot, etc.) and let this run once a week with crontab. It checks for modified ...
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Why is my rsync slow?

I run a rsync job transferring about 45 million files/approximately 1.8 TB data (a Mac OS X Time Machine backup) over a 100 MBit connection. I use rsync 3.1.1 from MacPorts (I first tried the built ...
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Does rsync\duplicity real write files on mounted storage?

I've got an external storage, which is mounted as cifs: $: mount ... //somespace/backup on /mnt/backup type cifs (rw) ... And I have write some file: $: rsync /home/user/files /mnt/backup or $: ...
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How to keep remote directory up-to-date with local directory automatically?

Say, I have a directory A on my local machine and B on remote machine(Both are CentOS 7). I am using rsync to sync between them. But I want to track my changes on local directory and automatically ...
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Rsync two “filepath” found by find commands [closed]

Original file /001day/backup/001m/name_test_v1.txt Destination file /001date/003m/name_test_v12.txt Method 1 rsync -av --progress /001day/backup/001m/ /001date/003m/ Method 2 ...
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Backup in Linux with resume support only the latest one

We have a backup server in a remote location with low bandwidth. We send data to that server in a regular basis from our Datacenter. The file size of each day backup is around 100 GB. We would like to ...
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Can rsync command run using multiple cpu?

I executed this command but it took long time when checking checksum. Load average was 1.00 at all times. Can rsync command run using multiple cpu? $ rsync --checksum -av -e ssh /usr/local/xxx/* ...
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Live OS freezes while copying files

I was trying to backup many files (~10,000) from a hard drive on an OS-less notebook to an external 500 GB HDD, so I booted up the Fedora 22 Live XFCE spin using a USB, started the copy and after 5 ...
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scp can't upload/download files even though ssh works

I can connect to my server using ssh dziura and it works as it should, but I have problems copying any files to/from the server using rsync/scp/sftp. Scp: $ scp dziura:/home/kossak/file_remote.txt . ...
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rsync + renaming the copied files

Is it possible to change the name of the destination file (add some timestamp as a prefix) when copy is done by rsync ? For example, I can use the following command to change the name of the ...
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Rsync folder time and date

I'm using rsync to copy and noticed that the destination folders have the current time and date. Not the time and date of the source. Did I miss a switch in my command? nohup rsync -avhP /c/Media/...
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Exchanging huge file trees between disks

I have two 1TB disks and a huge file tree on each. Each takes up about 85% of their disk. I want to swap/exchange the trees between disks. The only spare (USB) disk that big I have is nearly full. ...
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Syncing folders where multiple files are partially changed

I have following directory structure on remote machine ALLLibs/LibA/LibA.1 ALLLibs/LibA/LibA.2 ALLLibs/LibB/LibB.1 ALLLibs/LibB/LibB.4 for info LibA.1 and LibA.2 are version of a directory, ...
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Using rsync with the verbose option and filtering the information displayed

I am using rsync with the -a -r and -v options to copy files and directories from one server to another. This all works fine. But when I make a change, for example, to a single file on the source ...
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rsync filter based on an intermediate directory name

I want to copy files /SRC/**/OK/**/*OK* to /DEST/**/OK/**/*OK* using rsync. For all the files to copy, there must be a folder named OK in the full path and a OK in the filename. I tried rsync -avP ...
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Moving a backup directory with hard links

I have a script to create backup that uses rsync. Now I'd like to organize the folder moving the older backups to a empty folder above. And I'd like to keep all hard-links and use that as reference to ...
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keep same inodes metadata with rsync or ignore metadata with du

I'm trying to synchronize two folders from a remote computer. I want to use rsync to send the folder, and du to check if the space used is identical on the remote computer. The problem is even with a ...
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lsyncd: Is it possible to sync individual files from a list?

I want to sync certain files from one linux system to another using lsyncd. The files are not confined to one directory, neither do I want all files from a directory. Specifically I'm trying to make ...
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How can you recover from disk corruption on a backup drive whilst maintaining all hard links?

So, I have a scenario that is similar to How to copy directories with preserving hardlinks? that I wish to use however I have corruption from the backup hardlink source. My Scenario: 1. I backup my ...
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Rsync dry-run statistics- Different statistics after executing 'cp' and 'rsync' commands

In order to generate some random files, I have created a script which is as follows: #!/bin/bash for dir in `seq 1 10` do mkdir /root/mandar/RsyncSrc/$dir cd /root/mandar/RsyncSrc/$...
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Lsyncd not working on Mac 10.9

I'm attempting to use lsyncd to automatically move files to my local development server. My host is OSX 10.9. SSH on the server works. I can connect using ssh from the host. I am using an SSH key to ...
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Copy a rolling “last 2 months” of files

I have a friend who is a photographer and she has a lot of large files as a result. Our current solution is where some files are delivered to my house. I don't have the storage capability to store all ...
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How do I run inetd at startup on OpenBSD?

I am trying to backup my Synology NAS to my old NAS. The old NAS has to be an rsync compatible server (according to Synology), and the original OS didn't support it. Fortunately OpenBSD supports my ...
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delete .gitignored files with rsync

I often need to use rsync to synchronize a local with a possible remote directory, while ignoring exactly all the files git would ignore because of its .gitignore configuration. To do so, I am ...
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File corruption using rsync, multiple rsync processes, moved/renamed source file

I'm encountering some file corruption when using rsync (that is, the file contents do not match the source file). I can understand the file becoming corrupt if it is being written to while being ...
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Absolute path in rsync dry-run statistics

I have executed following command in order to get the list of files that would be transferred to remote server if rsync is executed: rsync -avzm --stats --safe-links --ignore-existing --dry-run --...
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Rsync Excludes Folders

I am running a rsync script and I want to exclude certain folders. I know with rsync you have to create a .txt file and add all the excludes in there but I am wondering is it possible to just have a ...
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How rsync --compare-dest works

I know there's a very similar question here, but the accepted answer has nothing to do with rsync, and the OP's solution doesn't apply in my case. I'm trying to get all the updates from a CentOS ...
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Bash script to get the result from rsync transfer and zip it as a directory in the original directory

OK, I guess this is weird. I have a small stage.sh script very simply has a bunch of commands: if [ "$(whoami)" == 'David' ]; then rsync -a --delete-excluded --exclude-from=.rsyncrc $(pwd) ~/...
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Samba File Server Configuration and Sync for Redundancy

I have two boxes which I installed Samba on. For now, I have a single user that access the server, however, I need to expand as to deploy in a production network. Below is what I want to achieve. ...
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How to keep a redundant home directory for offline use?

Scenario: My home dir is on NFS, identities are in LDAP and authorization is via Kerberos. My NFS, LDAP and Kerberos servers are all VMs -- I'm stretching a little hardware a long way at home. Life ...
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What is the proper bash method of prompting the user for administrative password before backing up the usb data to the computer?

mate-terminal --window-with-profile=PROFILENAME="Hold the terminal open" -e "sudo rsync -azvu --log-file=/var/log/simplebackup.log --append-verify --exclude '.gvfs' /media/user/usb/ /home/user/...
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Restore from incremental backup?

I read some books which use dump and restore. They said that during restore, first restore the latest full backup, and then restore each incremental backup created after the full backup. But I am ...
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Unexplained rsync disconnect

I'm rsyncing in to a shared web host from a Yosemite client. I've set up my authorized keys and can ssh in just fine, and scp files over no problem. When I rsync with the -n (dry-run) option, it ...
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Using Rsync to SSH and Find files

Hello I am trying to use Rsync to SSH into a remote server and pull a certain type of file that has been modified within the last 24 hours. Here is what I am trying: rsync -avx --timeout=480 --...
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What folders should I exclude / not exclude when migrating a server using rsync

I've got a requirement to migrate a web server onto a fresh server (both 32 bit and Fedora 15). I'm using this guide as I've very little experience with linux, coming from a windows background. So ...
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Can I change the exclude file list while running rsync under a cron job

I am using Fedora 20, MATE desktop, zshell. I have started a cronjob to run, every evening, an incremental backup using rsync, closely following the suggestions here. After the first run yesterday, ...