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Rsync daemon error

For what it's worth, I'd check the SELinux context on your script file /usr/etc/UHS_FolderMonitor.ksh . I had a similar problem with a systemd unit file using rsync. Also see man 8 rsync_selinux (...
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rsync does not create destination folder as I want

Let's look at your rsync command. You've omitted the options - which are important - so I've assumed you're using either -a (--archive) or -rt (--recursive --times), and I'll add -v (--verbose) for ...
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rsync does not create destination folder as I want

Don't rsync the files manually. Use the --files-from= option to include your text file. Rules for directories: Only the directory is created if the path doesn't end with a trailing / To sync a dir's ...
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How to delete folder after rsync --remove-source-files?

I like to do my empty folder cleanup with some sanity. I run: find folder -type d -empty -exec rmdir {} \; repeat as many times as necessary to recursively remove empty subfolders, and ONLY EMPTY ...
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Rsync that handles moves sensibly

Question is old, but relevant. Here is the tool you're looking for: rsync-sidekick This syncs 3 types of changes: Change in file modification timestamp (in case you change timestamps of photos en ...
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Using rsync for specific files and directories

Here is an example using an rsync filter file, use it with option --filter='dir-merge /.rsync-filter' or simply -F. Put the file .rsync-filter into your rsync source directory (your $HOME) with the ...
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Using rsync for specific files and directories

I might want to back up files in ~/.config/ABC/ except ~/.config/ABC/ex How can I do such a thing using rsync? Include the files and directories that you want Exclude the files and directories that ...
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rsyncd service ProtectSystem=off has no effect

Let's start with a status check systemctl show rsync | grep -E 'ProtectSystem|NoNewPrivileges' On my unmodified system this returns ProtectSystem=full NoNewPrivileges=yes I've picked up on ...
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How to rsync only newer (not new) files that match a pattern

The R in your options to the command is for relative paths, which I think means relative to where the command is invoked from. The first thing copied is the drivers directory. I think that this is ...
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Failed to Start After Moving /var to Another Drive

In recovery mode: chroot into your system mount /var if it's not mounted restorecon -rv /var and then try booting normally again. Make sure your /var entry in /etc/fstab is correct.
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Copying faster than cp?

For copying a large number of directories, you can actually do better than cp by parallelizing the copies and using copy acceleration. Parallelizing the copies will ensure you saturate your drive. ...
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Intermittent ssh_exchange_identification error using rsync in backup script, why?

Since the error message says "Connection closed by remote host", you should look at the remote host's logs: there should be a log message from sshd describing exactly why it decided to ...
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Restarting rsync

Yes, but painfully slowly. Remove the -c flag so they rsync doesn't have to recalculate checksums for all previously copied files
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rsync update from FAT32 not working correctly

... but if I check the dates of the transferred files, they are the same! The dates that are normally displayed for files, using a dir listing, are the modification times. Did you try the --crtimes, -...

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