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Rotating Backups with RSync and CP - Excludes not working perfectly

My script looks essentially like this: cp -al $yesterdays_snapshot $todays_snapshot rsync -vadlH --exclude-from excludes.rsyc $source $todays_snapshot This works great except for one problem: If ...
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1answer
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RSYNC Slow / Copy only changed files?

I have a server that maintains thousands of log files that are nested in thousands of directories. At the moment, I am using RSYNC to copy those log files to a web server where I parse them and make ...
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401 views

Improve RSYNC scan speed / Alternate approach?

I'm using rsync to transfer application log files from one server to another. It works fine with the exception that scanning the directories takes forever. I have around 160,000 log files and a few ...
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2answers
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Copy entire filesystem in a folder where a raid-1 array is mounted

I am trying to migrate from a single disk drive system to a double disk drive software raid-1 system that already has a running system on it. Meaning that formatting and having a new installation of ...
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file copy error from system to cifs mount

When coping a file greater than 64kB from an Ubuntu server to a CIFS mounted windows share, most of the data is copied, but it seems the last chunk doesn't get copied. The size doesn't match, and the ...
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What's faster for copying files from one drive to another? [closed]

Running linux. I have two identical drives mounted on the same machine. What is faster CP, MV, or RSYNC? Why is one faster than the other? Are there any faster alternatives?
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How to clone with cat?

I want to clone an 8.1gig bootable disk to an 8.0gig disk and have the clone remain bootable. dd causes problems because the destination disk is a few mb smaller than the source. Can "cat" help me ...
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Performance problem with QNAP TS-410 NAS

We have a QNAP TS-410 in our office. Its hardware is: 256MB DDR2 RAM CPU Marvell 6281 800MHz 4 x 1.4GB Seagate SATA disks mounted on RAID5 We thought it would be sufficient to make backups for our ...
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New external backup drives - first time backup - cp or rsync

I've just bought a clutch of external drives to start a rotating backup of my photography work, and wonder if I should just do a straight copy the first time around, or if rsync would be the better ...
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Unix copy command that has a progress bar, but not as heavy as rsync

I need to copy lots of files. Usually I use rsync because I pass it the -aP options and I can see (a) how many files are left to process and (b) how much of each individual file is copied. However ...