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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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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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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 ...
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Rsync folder while --exclude-from'ing .gitignore files at different depths

So I'm trying to work on a command to rsync a source folder with a structure like so: - app.js - .gitignore - src/ - src/logs/ - src/logs/.gitignore The first .gitignore would have a series of ...
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Having an rsync job complete after closing SSH connection

I am transferring a large amount of files from one computer to another using rsync. I am doing this by SSHing into the source computer and executing a command like this: sudo rsync ssh ...