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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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Get rsync to report if any local files were updated

I'm running rsync to do pull from a remote host to the local host. rsync -a --update user@remotehost:/files/ ~/files/ I'm running that command from java and using the exit code to work out if it ...
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rsync “unknown module” error [duplicate]

I use rsync for backing up the data from servers to a backup machine. For that purpose I start bash scripts via cronjobs but one of them is not working. I searched through the web to see if there is a ...
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fetch data from remote server for last 15mins

I am fetching data from a remote server using rsync and the data that I have to fetch is from different subfolders . So , connecting the remote machine via ssh I have to check which data are populated ...
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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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rsync with different user

I'm working with two ubuntu instances on AWS (which I use a pem key to access them). I set up rsync for both instances, and it works if I use the default user which is ubuntu@ipaddress. However if I ...
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Preserve date modified on directories / folders with rsync

I am trying to backup a failing hard drive and rsync would be ideal due to the features it has such as progress indicator and ability to stop and resume. The one issue I am having is that while file ...
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rsync and logDtpre.iLsfx

What is the parameter -logDtpre.iLsfx or -vlogDtpre.iLsfx or -vvlogDtpre.iLsfx used for with rsync? Here's an example of where I've seen this used: rsync --server --sender -vvlogDtpre.iLsfx
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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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Incremental backup script (shared hosting)

Please consider I'm not sys admin so I have only limited experience with the tools involved, I know there are similar question but I cannot find anything that suit my needs. In a similar question ...
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rsync: show when newer file on destination is to be overwritten

I'm running a command that updates some files to a centralized server. The command does first a --dry-run to show which files will be transferred. It may happen that a newer file on server may have to ...
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Calling a shell rsync command from C

I am creating a basic C file in order to learn the basic Linux commands a little better. I am trying to implement a tar back up function. I am struggling to implement it in C (still learning C) so ...
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rsync leads to almost all corrupted files [closed]

I copied files from one server to another with rsync 3.0.6 on CentOS 6: rsync --exclude=".bash*" --progress --verbose -lpogtzr /home/ 1.2.3.4:/home/ but many synced files have different checksum on ...
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How to force rsync to recopy files with equal timestamp but not newer ones

I need rsync to recopy all files where timestamp is equal on the receiver, skipping newer ones.
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Why does 'rysnc' change file-system permissions?

I am trying to use rsync to sync files from my laptop (Ubuntu 14.04) to an external disk. When connecting the disk I start the sync with the following command: rsync -av --delete ...
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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 with --link-dest options doesn't create hard links [closed]

I created a backup script that should create incremental backups every day and a full backup once a week from a remote host to my external backup hard drive. (short example at the bottom) The script ...
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Looking for rsync+ssh-based method as alternative to Dropbox

I want to set up a personal (i.e. one user) Dropbox alternative using rsync, to keep some directories synchronized over several Unix hosts. Since only one user (namely, me) will be changing the ...
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SSH known_hosts ignored on one machine

I am experience strange behavior using ssh with a jump host. While the setup works on machine A (cygwin, OpenSSH_7.1p1, OpenSSL 1.0.2d 9 Jul 2015) it does not work on machine B (OpenSSH_6.7p1 ...
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How to get information about files being copied to my machine by remote rsync command?

I am rsyncing a directory from machine B to machine A. rsync command is run on machine B. On machine A, what kind of information can I get about this rsync process (progress/amount of data downloaded ...
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Rsync over custom shell with fifo

I'm trying to use rsync over a custom shell created with fifo. However I cannot find a way to deal with it : The script initsh to simulate a standard shell by fifo : #!/bin/bash rm fin mkfifo fin ...
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Is it necessary to transfer `tar` files through `rsync` in archive mode?

I have a bunch of tar files in my machine which I want to transfer to an external hard drive (EHD); they where created preserving permissions (using the -p flag). I plan to use rsync to copy them to ...
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sshfs connection breaks, and cannot be re-established (“Stopping User Manager for UID 65534”)

A Raspberry Pi device connect to my NAS via sshfs, and saves a large backup on it. After some time, the sshfs connection breaks, resulting in a broken backup. At the raspberry system, the sshfs ...
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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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Getting error with rsync and scp

My issue is an odd one. I am logged into my University's server with my host name and all that good stuff. I am able to copy files from my local computer into my school's account. My issue, is the ...
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rsync, find, and other useful commands for synchronizing a large quantity of data

Here is the structure of the folders I would like to consider: /mnt/network/ is my network drive and /local/ is my local folder. What I want is to synchronize the content of these two folders ...
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rsync directory tree structure with restricted depth and exclude specific folders

I want to rysnc my folder and subfolder tree structure without their files but with a max depth of 3 (/folder1/folder2/folder3) and exclude specific folders (ex. cache/) I have tried this command: $ ...
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Copy and get files from one machine which is connected via ssh to another one

I read a lot of answers to questions very similar to this one, but I couldn't find something that really fits my problem. Here's the situation. I have a machine whose address is "machine1@address", ...
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rsync directory and subdirectories structure with max depth and except some specific folders [duplicate]

I want to rysnc all folders and subfolders only without their files but with a max depth of 3 (/folder1/folder2/folder3) and exclude some specific folder (ex. cache) I have tried this: $ rsync -azv ...
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Update files from server to server

I am building a tool using bash script, to move the files from server to server. But the tool for update, so I don't want to overwrite the exist files, in the other server from the first moment. I ...
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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 ...
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checking rsync run status

We have a cron job running to rsync files from one server to a different host. The cron runs daily at midnight. The file copy is critical for us so we want to monitor the backup runs. We want to ...
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How can I keep rsync from using encryption and compression for the file transfers after the connection is authorized?

I understand that a secure connection (i.e. ssh) is needed to authorize a connection to the remote server. But after that is authorized can the data be transmitted without encryption and compression ...
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rsync failed on SSH even after changing Maxstartup option in sshd_config

I am using following command to copy file from another system. sshpass -p 'XXXXX' rsync --partial -avvvv --inplace --rsh=ssh -e 'ssh -vvvv -p 62002 -o StrictHostKeyChecking=no -l username' ...
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Exclude pattern not working for rsync

The following command is working correctly for copying only files matching Mem* rsync -uvma '--include=*/' '--include=**/Mem*' '--exclude=*' ../srcdir/ /targdir I would like to also exclude a ...
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RSync - Permission denied (13) while executing rsync as a root

I am trying to set up hourly rsync beetwen my local machine and remote server. I have already created a ssh certificate to enable login less connection to remote machine. Now however when I execute ...
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Verbose copying of complete folder deleting target

I want to copy a development folder that has some changes into the server folder with rsync. Without rsync I would do it like rm -Rf /var/www/site cp -a dev /var/www/ But I would like to use rsync, ...
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rsync and xfr#1, to-chk=0/1, what do they mean?

I do stuff such as :- $ copy debian-8.2.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso /media/shirish/4719-38E5/ Copy here is an alias for :- $ alias copy alias copy='rsync --progress -ravz' When it does the command it ...
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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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RSync Error in script

At my job, we have a central Backup server, running Debian Wheezy, and on-site servers at each site, also running Debian Wheezy. A few weeks ago, the central office tech emailed me that the backup ...
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Rsync backup script for multiple servers

I have simple script that backing up data from remote server via ssh using rsync. I have external config file for that. In this config file I have variables: OPTIONS, REMOTE_IP, SOURCE and ...
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I am trying to copy files from a server to my local directory using rsync.I don't want to copy the files which are copied earlier and being removed

I am trying to copy files from a server to my local directory using rsync.But after some times local files are being moved to archive.So, next time when I will copy the contents from the remote ...
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How to backup readable but not writable files using rsync?

I am using rsync to backup some folders in my home directory to a remote server using the following commands: cd rsync -Favz --inplace --delete --delete-excluded folder1 folder2 folder3 ...
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rsync complains about symlinks

I'm using the dry-run (-n) option of rsync to compare directories on two different systems. Everything works fine with standard files and directories. However, when I use a directory that includes ...
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rsync command not preserving permissions

rsync is not preserving permissions/ownesrship after file transfer. Here is the scenario Source host(192.168.2.14 from where files are copied): Source Path # ls -l "/shareddata/tesz/" total 4 ...
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How do I avoid the creation of root folder of the source in the destination when using rsync?

For example, when I copy all *.txt files in /tmp/src and its subfolders to /tmp/dst by rsync -avm --include='*.txt' --include='*/' --exclude='*' "/tmp/src" "/tmp/dst" it makes src under /tmp/dst. ...
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rsync command does incremental copying or overwrites the file?

rsync command is used to sync a folder data to another folder. I want to know if this command overwrites the entire file and sync or copies only the new file or changed file. Does it prompt if similar ...
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ntfs issue with rsync: read errors mapping permission denied (13)

I have an issue when I want to rsync folders from my external backup hard disk to my NAS. I get this error : read errors mapping permission denied (13) I have root rights; if I want to change ...
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Delete destination directories with rsync (contents as well as parent)

I have a versions/ directory on a remote server to which I have only rsync daemon and ftp access. This directory contains a set of subdirectories, each named after the datetime of a deployed codebase ...
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rsync question syncing source with destination (archiving surplus files on destination)

rsync is pretty clear to me but I have a specific task I could not figure out yet. I want to sync source with destination 1:1. I believe the --delete option would cover that. So if I add a file on ...