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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Rsync interrupted by “No space left” message

Say I want to rsync /dir of a remote host to the /dir (same path) of a local host. For that I would do rsync -artz root@remote-host:/dir/* /dir/ from my local host. The /dir on the remote host ...
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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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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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Make rsync move (not copy) files on local file system

Can I make rsync to move large amount of files instead of copying them when on local filesystem? I would like it to behave like improved mv command. I know about --remove-source-files option but ...
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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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rsync excluding empty files

I recently discovered that a few files on a volume had been mysteriously truncated - or more accurately, replaced with a zero length file. Fortunately, these files were hard-linked from multiple ...
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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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Rsyncing files from server to local machine automatically

I currently have a crontab job running on my machine every friday at 3 AM as a back up method. The job runs a bash script which runs an rsync command to sync files from the server to my external hard ...
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How can I do an rsync that asks for a confirmation for each individual file?

I have a small number of files to sync from one server to another, however there are some files I want to exclude from being synced. I'd rather not have to add them to a --exclude pattern if I can ...
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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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rsync question about a directory

I went ahead and used rsync to back up a root directory called /files my exact commands werersync -avzh /files willc66@server.com:/backup, inside my /files directory I had 2 sub directories home and ...
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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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Understanding why such a discrepancy in network transfer?

Summary: I can't understand a peculiar discrepancy in network transfer. Why is there such a discrepancy in syncing from one machine to the other and vice versa? Also: Given the maximum network ...