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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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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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why does rsync log-file not contain updates to regular files when dry-run?

In dry-run-mode, the log file does not contain changed/ updated regular files, and no deletions at all. It only contains changed and created directories. Yet, when executed without dry-run, the log ...
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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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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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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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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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List transient files by numerical value having number greater than a given constantly varying filename

I've a directory having constantly changing filenames (by numerical value) listed as: -rw-rw----. 1 root root 10493952 May 7 10:39 A0000000.LOG -rw-rw----. 1 root root 10493952 May 7 08:38 ...
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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 ...
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rsync --delete did not remove file in destination while with ssh

On my RHEL6 pair of servers, I tested the rsync from server-1 to Server-2 with SSH. Everything was good as expected. However, when I moved a file under A directory, A/x.file to B/ of /home/user on ...
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Cleanup archive and archive files only if sources exist using rsync, scp or sftp

I have to cleanup an archive directory on a remote host only if there are files to be archived; the source files are on the same host. I should run something similar to: cd $source_dir if [ -f ...
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Backup debian folder to qnap nas with rsync repeatly every day

Sorry for this dummy question, but I really stuck here. I have debian web server, which have a backup with usb hdd. I would like to get that backup and send it to my NAS. My NAS is QNAP model TS-231, ...
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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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Migrate mail from dovecot on centos to dovecot on debian

I am trying to migrate a number of user mail accounts from dovecot 1.0.7 on a centos 5.11 server to dovecot 2.1.7 on a debian 7 server Foolishly I thought I could simply replicate the Maildirs from ...
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Only move folders not existing in target directory

I am looking for a way to move folders that are not already present in the target directory on my linux server. Example: Target directory folder1 folder2 folder3 folder4 Source directory folder1 ...
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Resume transfer of a single file by rsync

In Ubuntu, I want to copy a big file from my hard drive to a removable drive by rsync. For some other reason, the operation cannot complete in a single run. So I am trying to figure out how to use ...
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Rsync --bwlimit not working

I am currently using rsync to transfert large file from a host to another. I would like to limit the debit for this transfert. After reading the man page I found the option --bwlimit which is ...
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Does rsync over any type of checksum? [duplicate]

I need to transfer files from several servers to a single remote host using Rsync over SSH. However, I need to be sure that before the file is deleted on the source using the --remove-from-source ...
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How to pull one day old data from remote server to local server?

From what I have searched till now I only found command to PUSH one day old data from local server to remoteServer but what I want is to PULL one day old data from remoteServer to localServer. I ...
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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 doesn't skip existing files

I use rsync to backup all the files from a specific folder in a USB drive connected to my Mac (Osx 10.9) to a folder of my home network NAS. The problem is that rsync replace all files and it does not ...
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How to use `~/.ssh/config` setting for each server by `rsync`

I'm now using rsync with -e 'ssh -p 10022' option to specify the port. I have already ssh setting in ~/.ssh/config. Host myvps HostName example.com User ironsand Port 10022 Can I use this ...
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How to automate (copy) LDAP/Kereberos install

I have several machines running Debian that I'm configuring to work with Kerberos and LDAP. I thought I would automate using rsync. At first I tried a basic rsync clone excluding directories and ...
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rsync is changing my directory permissions

I have an rsync setup that transfers files from my local development machine to my production web server. On the production server, the storage directory needs to be 775. When the rsync completes, it ...
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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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rsync rules to only sync specific sub-dirs in long paths

I'm trying to perform complex rsync include/excludes to backup only the following within the /home/x dir: Recursively all files/dirs in Documents Recursively all files/dirs in ...
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rsync selected subdirectories only

I want to rsync a part of my music library from external drive to my audio player. Generally speaking, say, there is a $source and $target directories, and a text file $subdirs with a list of ...
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Using inotifywait along with vim

I have simple script that monitors file for changes and rsyncs it with remote copy: #!/bin/bash while inotifywait -e close_write somefile do rsync somefile user@host.domain:./somefile done It ...
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Copy only directories with .mp3 files with rsync

I'm trying to copy only folders with .mp3 files in them to another device. And only the .mp3s in them. The structure looks like this: Band/Year - Album/*.flac Band/Year - Album/*.txt Band/Year - ...
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How to pass argument with char ( in remote path?

I'm trying to move a file with rsync to a remote location, The file has be be named : DRRS_(H264).mp4 but when I try : rsync -azR output.mp4 user@server.com:encoded/somepath/DRRS_(H264).mp4 it ...
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Suppress server message in rsync

When I rsync or scp from a particular server I get a rather long message telling me the rules of the server. However when I setup regular pulls, I'd like to be able to suppress those messages in my ...
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To Rsync files where permission denied

I want to find those files which I cannot copy to another location such that I could do Rsync. I have an external HDD and my system´s HDD. The external HDD has files which my system is missing. I ...
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rsync over SSH sometimes very slow--other times maxes out bandwidth

I have a bash script set up on computer A (Mac OS X) set to run every five minutes via a cronjob. This script checks for new files on remote computer B (Gentoo Linux) then rsyncs any new files to ...
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Save a list of files over SFTP to a text file

I have provided my own answer below. We have a number of bash scripts that work fine using SFTP, what I would like to do is to simply re-direct an ls or dir of a folder to a file on our SFTP Server.. ...
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rsync creates directories that are excluded

I'm confused about how rsync includes/excludes files and directories. I have an exclude file: /home/pi/rsync-exclude.txt with contents: /proc/* /sys/* /dev/* /boot/* /tmp/* /run/* /mnt/* /media/* ...
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Redo rsync to preserve hard links?

I'm copying a Raspbian partition from one SD Card to a stand alone Raspbian install on a new SD Card. Based on a suggestion elsewhere, I ran: rsync -av --exclude=/mnt / /mnt but now I'm concerned ...
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Best way to archive after rsync

We have an rsync job that copies thousands of tiny little files to a server. After the files are on that server, we use retrospect to back them up to tape. Retrospect is starting to choke due to the ...
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Is there a way to rate-limit an rsync user?

I have a user with a Shell account(with jailkit) that insists on rsyncing 500gb of data on a daily basis. Is there a way to limit that rsync to say just 2mbits per sec? If I have to do it by IP, how ...
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Should the key for an automatically running cron job that runs over ssh not have a passphrase?

I'm reading an article in Master Linux Now 2013 called OpenSSH: Easy Logins and it uses ssh-agent to allow you to enter a passphrase for your key once, and then you're able to connect to a remote ...
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How to avoid recursive directory traversal for syncing two directories? [closed]

I see a lot of useless recursive directory traversal in: rsync unison owncloud All above application (and many more) do recursive directory traversal over and over again. Since the application ...
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Want to use find with rsync in script

I'm trying to make a script that will run in cron, that will search a path for specific file name. In the path there might be more folders with that same file name. If found and they are newer than 2 ...
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Use rsync to transfer files from Windows to Ubuntu

I'm having trouble transferring files via ssh from a Windows box to an Ubuntu box using rsync and cygwin on Windows. The file transfer starts, but the newly created directories and files on the ...
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“rsync: failed to set permissions on …” error with rsync -a or -p option

When I use the -a option as is asked and answered in Preserve the permissions with rsync, I got a lot of "rsync: failed to set permissions on" errors. rsync: failed to set permissions on ...
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Copy Month wise folders

Main_Dir | --------------------------------------------------------------------- Subdir1 ...
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rsync --backup-dir creates empty folders in backup dir

I have a folder structure like this: . ├── bkp ├── dst └── src └── folder └── file I run the following command: rsync -t -r -b --backup-dir /tmp/rsyncTest/bkp/ /tmp/rsyncTest/src/ ...
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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 ...