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How can I give a user the CAP_MKNOD capabillity?

Following on from this question: rsync's relationship with special files In order to back up device files, rsync at the destination needs to be able to call mknod. The usual approach would be to ...
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Ecryptfs problem with rsync

I use rsync to sync my files between my home laptop and my office desktop, with the -Cauvb --delete options. Recently, on my laptop, I encrypted my home directory with ecryptfs, which lives on an ...
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After rsync no files exist

From my Ubuntu server I used rsync to copy all my data to my USB drive (FAT). After copying the data (it needed quite a while to copy so I guess the copying did happen) I deleted it from the server. ...
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rsync's relationship with special files

I'm trying to transfer some existing backups from one system to another. The older backup system seems to have managed to back up special files like /dev/hda, /dev/tty0, and /dev/null which look like ...
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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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How to get rsync to complain if user not found

I'm moving files over from my old server to my new server. By the time I'm doing it for real (as opposed to just testing) I'll have all the "user" users (the non-system users, i.e. >= 1000) created on ...
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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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how to get rsync to link identical files with --link-dest option if an old file already exists?

One might think that --link-dest'ing to an identical file would work in all cases. But it does not when the file exists, even if the file is out of date/has different contents. It is because of this, ...
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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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Rsync connection reset by peer

rsync --protocol=29 -rav -e ssh --include '*/' --include='*_en*.xml.gz' --exclude='*' user@server:/path/ Content is downloading from remote server but after while I get this error: Write failed: ...
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Merge (combine) directories using rsync

I need to create deploy script to combine directories ├── LIB_COMMON │ ├── file1.php │ ├── file2.php │ ├── file3.php │ └── file4.php ├── LIB_CZ │ ├── file2.php │ ├── file3.php │ ├── ...
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How to skip special / socket files during rsync transfer?

Using the following command. rsync --archive --delete --partial --progress --recursive --no-links --no-devices --quiet source target Using --no-links and --no-devices already. Getting the error ...
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rsync -vvv gets stuck in OS X with no clear explanation

All of a sudden (not sure when the problem started) my rsync commands against a given machine get stuck: $ (dd bs=1024 count=1024 </dev/urandom >/tmp/temp_file && rsync -arvvv ...
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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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“no matching cipher found” error in `rsync`

I am trying to copy a directory from one system to another with rsync; but it erred. Can you please advise me on what to check? Command: [M root@aMachine ~]# rsync -e "ssh -c blowfish" -v -a ...
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rsync adding extra directory to command

I'm scripting an rsync command, and currently I am trying to do something like... rsync -av -e ssh $DATASTORE/usr/local/somepath $DESTDIR/usr/local/someotherpath/ if I echo $DATASTORE it shows ...
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How to copy directory structure without removing symlinks?

I need to "install" a bunch of files to another directory keeping the directory structure of the source files intact. For example, if I have ./foo/bar/baz.txt going to /var/www/localhost/webroot/ I ...
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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 ...
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`cp -al` snapshot whose hard links get directed to a new file when edited

I am trying to take snapshots of a massive folder regularly. I have read here: http://www.mikerubel.org/computers/rsync_snapshots/#Incremental that cp -al takes a snapshot of a folder by simply ...
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Interrupting rsync with ctrl-c, should I use `--partial` or `--append`?

I would like to interrupt rsync with ctrl-c (let's say after half the file has transferred) and resume without having to resend the data that has already been transferred. The stackexchange/google ...
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tunnel rsync:// protocol over ssh

on my LAN (debian server, windows client) I use rsync:// protocol with this code cwRsync\rsync.exe -avLP --force --append-verify rsync://rsync-usb@server/rsync-usb/* usb/ I have read, that rsync in ...
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rsync partial LVM volume to Remote Directory

Can I rsync a full hdd partition (which is inaccessible) to a remote directory? Inaccessible means it cannot be mounted, it was part of LV volume merged with other HDD which is faulty and removed ...
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How can I check if rsync made any changes in bash?

I have a script which uses rsync to sync data in a remote -> local scenario. Immediately after the rsync command is run, a check to see if the error code equals zero or not. If its zero, further ...
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Copy from remote server which doesn't have rsync

I need to recursively copy a folder from a Ubuntu remote server where I have ssh access. I don't want to follow symbolic links, nor to copy permissions/owner/group, because my client system (Ubuntu ...
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Windows to Linux (rsync and ssh) [closed]

I'm trying to backup the folders in Windows Pictures to a remote Linux directory. This is what I have: rsync -av ssh /cygdrive/c/users/Owner/Pictures/ blah@192.168.1.10:/var/files/ImageSync/ I got ...
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how to make rsync to log deleted files

I'm using rsnapshot (which use rsync) to backup files from my web server to local Linux box (Synology) Files, deleted on the web server are deleted on the Linux box, as expected. The problem, that ...
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rsync hangs unless I defrag ext4 filesystem

I have a XBian server (Raspberry Pi version of Debian) running rsync via inetd (not the native dæmon). I am serving a couple of directories on an ext4 filesystem (on a USB disk) as individual modules ...
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rsnapshot backup not working?

I installed rsnapshot and configured it to make backup every hour. But the issue is all backups that are made not working. Let me explain to you, I made 3 backups hourly.0, hourly.1 and hourly.2. ...
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Working with Rsync and changing archives

I'm working with Acronis archives that I want to transfer offsite using rsync (since backing up via FTP or SMB is too troublesome with Acronis via internet). I`m using Acronis to backup Windows ...
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How to rsync only a specific list of files to the same location on another server

I have a list of files: /location/file.txt Content of file: /location1/file2.abc /location2/location3/file1.abc /location4/location5/fileX.cde I'd like to copy files to another sever like this: ...
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Why is rsync truncating this path?

I'm trying to synchronize a set of remote files via an rsync daemon, but the resulting path is missing the initial path element. $ rsync -HRavP ftp.ncbi.nih.gov::refseq/H_sapiens/README 2015-05-11/ ...
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What happens if I move the hard drives used by Rsync to another computer, and keep syncing them with it?

I realise the question is confusing, so allow me to elaborate. I apologise for the phrasing, as I wasn't sure how to put it. Here's the scenario: As my backup, currently my Mac launches Rsync every ...
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sync two zip archives (with minimal I/O)?

zip itself can freshen an archive to reflect the current filesystem (e.g. -FS). It only updates zip entries with outdated timestamps. Is there a tool that updates a 2.zip file so that it becomes ...
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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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What folders do I leave out when trying to setup a backup for a Raspbian (Debian) install on a Raspberry Pi 2? [duplicate]

More specifically I'm going either with rSync or something similar to backup the root of the file system to another computer remotely. What do I leave out?
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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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rsync ignore owner, group, time, and perms

I want to know how use rsync for sync to folders recursive but I only need to update the new files or the updated files (only the content not the owner, group or timestamp) and I want to delete the ...
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Syncing directories in both directions with rsync

I happen to know about rsyn, and I use rsync to sync between my mac and a linux server as follows. rsync -r -t -v MAC LINUX rsync -r -t -v LINUX MAC I expected to run the first command to sync, but ...
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Can rsync fix time stamps without redownloading?

I have mirrored 100 GiB of files. On my mirror, some of the timestamps and maybe file permissions are wrong. I would like to use rsync to fix this. The server from which I have downloaded has more ...
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How does rsync resolve conflicts?

What if machine A and machine B shares have a directory previously in sync via rsync, and A changes a file and B changes the same file, and you rsync from A to B? Is it perhaps anything like a merge ...
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Trying to setup a 2 way file sync in Linux

I am trying to setup a 2 way file sync in linux of reasonably small data-set. I would like to replicate data over WAN so distributed filesystems like gluster are not in point of my interest - they are ...
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Why is rsync not found?

rsync -avP /home/user/.profile hpux3:/home/user/.profile bash: rsync: command not found If I did ssh to hpux3 machine rsync version 3.1.1 protocol version 31 Copyright (C) 1996-2014 by Andrew ...
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configuring rsync for incremental backup and recovery

The setup is a NAS box on a lan mounted as NFS and the source is a laptop running an old kubuntu 10.4. Rsync has to be run as a local file copy, NAS box doesn't support an rsync daemon. How do I ...
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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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How does rysnc work over ssh?

When the rsync program is invoked over ssh what does the interaction between rsync and ssh look like? What feature of ssh is rsync using? I am interested in the interaction between rsync and ssh.
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How can I pause/resume rsync

How can I pause an rsync that's running? First time I did Ctrl+C to kill it and used the -P flag to run again. Is this prone to corrupt the current file transfer? Second time I simply put MacOS to ...
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rsync a list of directories with absolute path in text file

I have a text file containing a list of directories with its absolute path $ cat DirectoriesToCopy.txt /data/Dir1 /data/Dir2 I want to use rsync to copy all these directories preserving its ...
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How to remove directory from rsync share completely

Is there any rsync command that can remove some remote directory from rsync share completely? I mean delete not only directory content but the directory itself. And without rsyncing the entire parent ...
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SSH error: WARNING: REMOTE HOST IDENTIFICATION HAS CHANGED!

I ran rsync (cygwin) and got this error. I think they changed the Red Hat Linux OS from version 5 to version 6, last night. Would that be the cause of this error message? What do I need to do to fix ...
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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) ...