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How to setup a rsync server and client?

I have worked on rsync for the whole afternoon. I have set a rsync server,but I don't know how to use it. I have two machines:66 and 12. 66 is the server,I want to back 66's data to 12,so I use ...
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rysnc files and folders into a location without altering permissions

I'm using rsync to deploy some static HTML that is going to be served by nginx. The user that is running rysnc is "jenkins" nginx is using the www-data group to access the folder. jenkins is member ...
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Using rsync to move (not copy) files between directories?

I have been using rsync to copy files for some time. My understanding is that rsync is faster than cp when some of the files to transfer are already in the destination directory, transferring only the ...
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Smarter filetransfers than rsync? [on hold]

I have a large file (2-3 GB, binary, undocumented format) that I use on two different computers (normally I use it on a desktop system but when I travel I put it on my laptop). I use rsync to transfer ...
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Using Rsync to SSH and Find files

Hello I am trying to use Rsync to SSH into a remote server and pull a certain type of file that has been modified within the last 24 hours. Here is what I am trying: rsync -avx --timeout=480 ...
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Does rsync verify files copied between two local drives?

I want to make a fresh new copy of a large number of files from one local drive to another. I've read that rsync does a checksum comparison of files when sending them to a remote machine over a ...
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Using Rsync in conjunction with Find

I'm am attempting to write a script that will copy files created in the last 24 hours AND be of a specific file-type (*.png). The command I have tried is: rsync -avz --ignore-existing ...
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How to remember ssh password with lsyncd?

I' m using lsyncd to sync a folder between local and remote machines with default.rsyncssh config. But it asks for password every time file changes. I found there' s an option password_file, but ...
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How can I invoke a prompt for an ssh key passphrase during the execution of a script?

In my ssh_config file there are multiple entries for sites on the same server such as: Host site1 HostName 123.1.1.1 User myuser Port 13245 GSSAPIAuthentication no ...
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rsync initial sync

I'm new to rsync. I have a Linux machine with an external harddrive (ext3) and a Windows machine with an NTFS external harddrive. I connected the NTFS harddrive to the Linux machine and did a mirror ...
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Trying to create a cron to Rsync then tar the folder

I'm stuck at the first hurdle! I want to run a couple of commands from a bash script. First something like this to rsync some directories: rsync -e ssh -az user-whatever@website.com:/home ...
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Why is the “move” word necessary when using find + xargs + rsync in this example? [duplicate]

I often use this sort of command on my Mac to transfer files remotely: find . -iname '*.txt' -print0 \ | xargs -0 -J % rsync -aP % user@ip:/foo/bar I had to perform this on Linux. Since GNU ...
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rsync with cloudfuse

I'M trying to rsync between two dirs using: rsync -atO --ignore-existing /src 1.1.1.1:/target/ The target dir is mounted via cloudfuse and the source dir is a regular one. I get an error: rsync: ...
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What folders should I exclude / not exclude when migrating a server using rsync

I've got a requirement to migrate a web server onto a fresh server (both 32 bit and Fedora 15). I'm using this guide as I've very little experience with linux, coming from a windows background. So ...
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rsync to multiple remote servers

I have a file I want to sent to multiple separate servers. Is it possible to name multiple destinations? rsync foo.png server1:foo.png server2:foo.png This gives me a "Unexpected remote ...
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Move files and delete directories with rsync?

Recently I needed to delete a large number of files (over 1 million) and I read that doing: rsync -av --delete `mktemp -d`/ ~/source && rmdir ~/source Was one of the most optimized ways to ...
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rsync does not return on error

I am running a backup script from a udev rule. The script mounts and copies data to a newly connected USB drive, with help of rsync. # Mounting stuff MOUNTPOINT=/media/backup export ...
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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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rsync mkstemp failed: Invalid argument (22) with USB flash drive

I use "Back In Time" which is nothing more than a front end GUI to rsync version 3.0.9 protocol version 30. I'm running ubuntu 12.04. My backup device is a locally mounted USB flash stick/drive ...
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rsync recursively with a certain depth of subfolders

I want to rsync a folder recursively but want subfolders included only to a certain depth. For example I would want a depth of 1,2,3 or 4 subfolders like this: source/ ├── subfolder 1 │   ├── ...
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How to rsync a directory to a new directory with different name?

I'm doing a data transfer, the old file system relies deeply on a directory which now is on different path. This is a git directory which stores code online. I have no rights to move it or rename it. ...
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rsync's --link-dest option does not link because of file time

Consider this test case: mkdir a echo 'blah' > a/test mkdir b echo 'blah' > b/test rsync -r --link-dest=/tmp/b /tmp/a/ /tmp/c As expected, rsync creates c/test a hardlink of b/test (note the ...
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How to examine the fast output of rsync

I am using rsync for backup about 100GB files and directories. My command is sudo rsync -azvv /home/path/folder1/ /home/path/folder2 However, the output for each file goes up so quickly and there ...
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rsync compare directories?

Is it possible to compare two directories with rsync and only print the differences? There's a dry-run option, but when I increase verbosity to a certain level, every file compared is shown. ls -alR ...
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Specify identity file (id_rsa) with rsync

I need to make periodic backups of a directory on a remote server which is a virtual machine hosted by a research organisation. They mandate that access to VMs is through ssh keys, which is all good, ...
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Should I increase inode count for a rsync backup volume?

Considering rsync used for incremental OS backup creates hardlink farms for all non-differing files, if I use it to backup a large, slowly-changing system regularly to a dedicated volume, I'm worried ...
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rsync with 'files from' in wildcards

[I had to change the example to make it clear that there are subdirectories.] Let's say I want to recreate a subset of my hierarchy. for arguments sake, let's say I want to backup files in ...
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rsync list of files in sub-directories to remote server and delete extraneous

I haven't been able to find the answer to this one. I have tried all kinds of combinations of --include, --exclude, -r, --delete-excluded, and source directory. This is what I'm trying to accomplish: ...
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Using rsync for incremental backup, what happens when original full backup is due for deletion?

I have started an incremental back up, on an external hard drive, of my Fedora 20 data etc using the scheme from here, which produces a full back up on day 1 followed by incremental backups using hard ...
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ZFS backup advice with another server

I currently have two servers both have the exact same hardware, disks, etc. One server (server1) is going to be the "main" server. It's basically a server with raidz2 that has SMB shares on it that ...
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Can I change the exclude file list while running rsync under a cron job

I am using Fedora 20, MATE desktop, zshell. I have started a cronjob to run, every evening, an incremental backup using rsync, closely following the suggestions here. After the first run yesterday, ...
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rsync without prompt for password

I need to execute rsync, without it prompting me for password. I've seen in rsync manpage that it doesn't allow specifying the password as command line argument. But I noticed that it allows ...
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Rsync : overwrite log file

In rsync, --log-file creates a log file, however, if i do a daily backup, the log is appended to the previous log file. How can i force rsync to overwrite the log file instead of appending to it?
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What root directories should I back up? [duplicate]

I intend to start incremental backups of my Fedora 20 system, and would like to know what root directories I should include, and what directories it is useful to exclude. I know there is a lot of ...
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Exclude directories with 'rsync' and ssh with pull request

I am trying to pull from a remote server and exclude a directory on the remote server. For some reason it keeps pulling that directory I have excluded. Here is the command I am running: rsync -azP ...
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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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Backing up Linux server to Windows domain

I'm maintaining a small Linux workstation/server in a Windows-domain-based environment. Apart from being in the same network, the Linux computer is not connected to the domain. Until now, I'm using a ...
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rsync copy only files facade [duplicate]

Is there a way to mirror a directory structure and files there contained with rsync, giving out facade zero length files? I mean, mirroring dirs (-d flag I think) exactly as they are, while not ...
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rsync: mix exclude and include filters

The following pattern copies the .pdf files from source to destination, working fine. rsync -rv --include="*.pdf" --include="*/" --exclude="*" --prune-empty-dirs /source/ ~/destination/ but I want ...
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Backup to flash drive using rsync

I've decided to make a full backup from my SSD disk to flash drive. According to archwiki general backup is done with following command: rsync -aAXv ...
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How to rsync over ssh when directory names have spaces

I am new to Linux and am trying to rsync from one server to another. The servers have the same directory structure but I am having trouble getting the remotes server to properly recognize the path ...
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rsync daemon max connections unlimited

I'm creating a gui app to upload files to a particular place on a server. the user is able to drop files and these files are 'moved' to the server, if the file already exists, then it is only updated ...
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Repetition of password while rsync-ing files?

I'm using a script to download files in two steps: First, I'm downloading a file containing a list of files from a server to my host machine using rsync. Then, I'm using rsync to download the ...
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How to output rsync sent data in realtime using standard tools

I'm developing a small tool for some people who need to send files over to a server. I'd like to use rsync to a rsync deamon to do so. Is it possible to have rsync to output how much data it has ...
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rsync exclude-from directory with space

I am trying to exclude "Mendeley Desktop" directory for rsync. The exclude-from= is as: Downloads *.o *.iso Dropbox Documents/Mendeley\ Desktop but rsync is still backing up the Mendeley Desktop. ...
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Interactive ssh works, but not rsync or scp, on OSX

The motivation is that there's a server that I can ssh into (with or without key pairs set up ... i.e., without or with a password) but that I cannot send files to via rsync, scp, or sftp. Someone ...
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rsync gives “chown <…> failed: Invalid argument (22)” with nfs share

I'm trying to back up my entire system to an external disk using rsync, via a shell script which is run as root: #!/bin/bash rsync -vSHPhhaX --numeric-ids --delete ...
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rsync --delete doesn't delete all files

This is the script I have so far rsync -avz -e ssh --delete /tftp/ username@192.168.1.51:/tftp/ I want it to completely copy every directory/file in /tftp/ and overwrite everything in the ...
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rsync doesn't preserve directory ownership even with -a

I use this rsync invocation to backup my home directory: rsync -aARrx --info= --force --delete --info=progress2 -F "$USER_HOME" "$BACKUP_MNTPOINT" rsync man page says that -a implies -g and -o ...
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How to interpret rsync console output?

I use the following rsync command to backup my files: rsync -avHc Pictures /backup/ Isn't -v supposed to only display files and directories that were transferred? If I change a file and run the ...