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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 ...
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Executable file isn't “really there” after rsync [duplicate]

I am issuing the following rsync command (obfuscating the exact path & host), which should copy two binaries: rsync -e "ssh -p 443" -a --info=progress2 -z user@remote:/srv/cgi-bin/ . ...
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Comparing 2 directories and copying the different sub-directories to a 3rd directory

I have 2 directories DIR1 and DIR2 DIR1 is base directory, where new changes come often, sometimes new sub-directories as well. DIR2 has older version of files. I want to compare these 2 ...
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Backup script fails with the rsync command's options in a quoted variable

Using: rsync version 3.1.0 protocol version 31; Linux Mint 17 (based on: Ubuntu 14.04.3) In one of my backup Bash scripts, which uses rsync, I put the rsync options in a variable like this: # Set ...
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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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Reuse rsync --dry-run output

I usually do rsync -n before doing an actual rsync. The thing is, how could I automate the second run to reuse exactly the list generated with --dry-run? I mean, if I run rsync -n then I get a ...
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rsync generating a destination directory of bigger size than source?

We are copying our data from source server to destination server using rsync : rsync -av --progress --sparse user@destination server After rsync, we observed that destination directory is bigger in ...
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Is it possible to synchronization real time date from source to destination?

We want to copy ~800GB of data from a source server to destination server using rsync. I was wondering if its safe to use rsync without shutting down source server application? Can rsync handle real ...
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ersync --compare-dest arg does not exist no matter what

I have these folders: . ├── result ├── test │   ├── file1 │   ├── file2 │   ├── file3 │   └── file4 └── test2 ├── file1 ├── file2 ├── file3 └── file5 test is the original folder. ...
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How do I mount an external SD card without using sudo?

I wrote a bash-script with the intention to back up a specific (truecrypt-)file onto a SD-card (and a folder shared over the cloud) using the rsync command. The problem was that the SD-card usually ...
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How to “Find” then “Rsync” then “Tar/gz” on destination host?

I have a Cassandra node with snapshots broken up into 64 directories with over 350 files per directory. I want to "find" all snapshot files, preserve their location, rsync them across to a host with ...
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rsync can't update a folder that has no x permissions

I have an rsync job running in one server that keeps folders in sync. The job is running as root in one server and transferred to a backup server as normal user. In the origin server one folder ...
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lftp — continue behavior?

I have a straight forward use case that I thougth lftp could do with the --continue flag - alas it didnt work. Is it doable? - Am I missing some flags, and are there any easier way to do this with ...
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rsync and watch partial transfered video file

I try to copy a large video from my server to my local device with rsync -aP remotefile.mov localfile.mov But the local file does not show up unless I stop the rsync process. I can then watch the ...
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rsync failing to exclude directory [duplicate]

We are using rsync to copy files from one location to another location on a different host. We want to exclude a directory from the source location so that files from this directory are not copied . ...
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Ways to consolidate music folder

Having used iTunes for a long time, my iPod Classic finally started showing signs of dying. I bought a FiiO X5II and put all my music onto it's microSD XC card(s) using rsync to ensure the same folder ...
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Fastest file copying within sshfs directory (rsync?)

I have a directory on a remote server remote1, mounted via sshfs. I am installing new versions of some of the files in the remote directory, which are quite large (~50M). I am currently using ...
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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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bi-directional sync with rsync

I am trying to setup bi-direction or two way sync with rsync. In my case I only need to delete the files when syncing from B to A. So, I was thinking of running rsync twice as follow : rsync -rtuv ...
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Rsync unable to remove remote file not exist in local

Consider my local folder /tmp/foo/ /tmp/foo/1.txt /tmp/foo/2.txt /tmp/foo/3.txt and my remote folder /tmp/foo/ /tmp/foo/1.txt /tmp/foo/2.txt /tmp/foo/4.txt and in my local side, I run the ...
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How to exclude .htaccess from rsync? [duplicate]

So I've been trying to use rsync and came up with problem. When using: rsync -avzhP --update --delete --include ".*" --exclude-from ./exclude /data/.. user@server:/dir If there is no .htaccess on ...
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deleting directory with large amount of files with rsync -a delete

I have a directory called crmlogs, how do I use rsync -a --delete to delete it? mkdir emptydir rsync - a --delete \emptydir \crmlogs ?
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Rsyncing files without taking into account change in timestamps

Consider the following structure: I develop using SVN. Once I am done I export the revision \qa\project Once QAing is complete, I rsync the files to staging area. I am using the following rsync ...
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rsync backup not creating any files

I am trying to run rsync to back up my file system to an external flash drive. It finishes almost immediately, and no files are present on the flash drive when I view it. What am I doing wrong? ...
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Is it possible to show rsync output on a single line?

I have a bash script that is rsyncing a large directory and the --progress function is great, but is it possible to show all this output on a single line? ie. as the files transfer, just spit it the ...
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How do I sync files between two drives?

What command can check that a directory contains the same files as another directory, all the files are up to date and copy any updated files or new files to the first directory. It should not care ...
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What is the effect of rsync with -E and --chmod?

Reading through a script I came across an rsync command with the following flags: -rtlDE -c --delete-after --chmod=u+rwX,go-rwx /path/to/dir1/ /path/to/dir2/ Background: I am refactoring the ...
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How to stop rsync from replacing every file whether or not it has been changed?

I want rsync to copy everything from "copy_to_home" directory (which is on a NTFS-formatted hard drive) to the users home directory. I don't want it to delete anying, but it should replace files on ...
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rsync exclude directory not working, when also scanning for only *.php files

Im trying to rsync all the .PHP and .HTML files from any directory inside of /home/ . However in /home/site2/public_html/cache_old/ there are .html files that i do not want to include in the sync ...
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Rsync deletes files in old directory?

I'm really stuck on an rsync problem and I haven't been able to crack it by reading the documentation. I want to make 7 directories, one for each day of the week, for back-ups of some folders and ...
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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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Does rsync delete files on the destination that were deleted from the sending side?

Does rsync delete files from the destination if they were deleted from the source? For example, say in the source /home/me I have three files: a.txt b.txt c.txt Now, I run the command rsync -v ...
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Can't get rsync options right

I am running this command as bash script: rsync -avz -e ssh -o StrictHostKeyChecking=no /srv/system/scripts/test.txt server@hidden:/home/server/serverscripts/mounts/digitalocean And this is the ...
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cron not running rsync

I'm trying to setup a rsync task using cron. The point is to sync a work folder on a linux partition and its counterpart on a windows partition on a dual-boot computer. To do that, I'm trying to ...
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how to use 'rsync --files-from' to avoid ssh's password repeatition?

right now i'm using this code to syncronise stuff between my pcs: nexus_ip=$(ip neigh | grep "nexus's mac addr" | grep -Eo '^[^ ]+') function syncit () { # rsync -rLEAXpogtP --delete "$1" "$2" rsync ...
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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 contents of tar with remote server

I've got a number of backups as tar archives, and to do checking/testing of them I restore to some test machines using: cat archive.tar.gz | ssh server2 "cd /path/to/dir; tar zxvf -" Most of the ...
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synchronize only the newest files and folders, limit by size

I would like to sync Folder A to Folder B with the following restrictions Folder A contains thousands of files in hundreds of folders and many hundreds of GBs of files. Folder B will contain the ...