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rsync --update --> warn if local file is newer

We use rsync --update to update files from a server to a laptop. The files on the laptop should not be modified. But the laptop gets used by several people, so a newcomer might think he can change ...
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How can I let rsync display both total and partial progress?

I've found that rsync's total progress is (somewhat) shown with --info=progress2, while partial progress (i.e. the current file) is shown with --info=progress (or -P). Is there a way to show both? ...
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test when directories are in sync using rsync

Is there any way to know from a bash script when a rsync command does not download anything (aka the folder is in sync)?, I've tried using the exit code, but is only different when an error happens. ...
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Backup with local manifest [duplicate]

I use rsync to backup files to a remote server in a UNIX environment. As my local machine is the only one with write access to the backup files, I know the status of the backup files on the remote ...
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Limit Rsync bandwidth usage within Galera Replication

I would like to know, how can I limit the bandwidth usage of rsync within my MariaDB Galera Replication to avoid network choking. P.S. I can't find the rsyncd.conf in my Ubuntu 14.04. Is there any ...
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Dropbear equivalent to rsync with ssh proxy command

I am trying to guess the dropbear equivalent to this regular rsync command (using ssh with a proxy) rsync -avz --delete -e "ssh -o 'ProxyCommand ssh user@proxyhost exec nc %h %p 2>/dev/null'" ...
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How to capture Rsync temp files? [closed]

I want to use Rsync to do incremental backup, and my aim is to store the latest change separately. I found Rsync has a temp file path to store the change, but it automatically delete the temp file ...
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Copy files from guest to host the first time with rsync using Vagrant

When doing vagrant up a "shell" provision download some files into the synced folder. Those files should be also copied to the host machine synced folder, so that the project would be available from ...
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Sync local dir to FTP without checking file status on server [duplicate]

I'm using Mac OS X (Yosemite) and I want to sync a local folder to remote folder over FTP. At the moment I'm using lftp, and it is syncing the directories fine, but it takes a lot of time since my ...
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Bash script rsync --include-from fail

I have writted a bash script to backup folders and files from a machine to our backup server. My goal is to exclude all the files older than 6 months from this weekly backup. To do that, I used a find ...
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Rsync over ssh folder depth limit?

i'm working on a server migration and run into the following problem: I'm running rsync to migrate all the data but for some reason there is a folder depth limit... This is done via rsync over ssh ...
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rsync: --compare-dest on remote folder

I have: DirA (local folder) (/data/*) DirB (local diff folder) (/tmp/diff) DirC (remote folder) user@XX.XX.XX.XX:/data/ DirA is always the most up to date. I rsync from DirA to DirC, but now ...
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Remote Ubuntu Server Back-up

I want to move all my data(incl. software and settings) from one VPS to another. I'm currently using a remote Ubuntu server. How can I make a full system image back-up and restore it in a new Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LUKS/dmcrypt disk to disk copy freezes

I have 2 external USB hard drives encrypted with LUKS in Ubuntu 12.04. Generally, the both drives are very slow with LUKS/dmcrypt, e.g. 7 MB/s for both read/write, but I could live with this. ...
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rsync: syncing source folders with deletion, leave existing destination folders alone

I am dealing with the following folder structures on both ends of the rsync: Source Controllers Plugins - Plugin1 - Plugin2 - Plugin3 Models Destination Controllers Plugins - Plugin4 - Plugin5 - ...
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Cobbler import failing

I've been playing with Cobbler lately (on a CentOS 7 distrib), and I've gone through an error while importing a CentOS 7 iso. I've been able to find a work around to the problem, and I thought it'd be ...
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rsync copy > server unreacheable

I'm using rsync to copy around 500GB of data (Nexus repositories). The idea is to run it every hour to backup the "delta" and in case of issues we can easily switch the disks. Now, for two days in a ...
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Permissions for copying files between datacenter machines?

I frequently run experiments in EC2 where e.g. I will check out a VM similar to our database and will want to load the production dataset into it for experimentation. I have to copy the dataset onto ...
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Exception reporting with rsync backups?

I run rsync in the cron every 4 hours. This works well for backups, but it generates six messages a day to root for each successful backup. I know I can put the output to /dev/null not to get any ...
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Why is FileZilla SFTP file transfer max capped at 1.3MiB/sec instead of saturating available bandwidth? rsync and WinSCP are even slower

I'm downloading from a server and downloads are maxing out at 1.3MiB/second with FileZilla but I can start concurrent downloads and they will download at 1.3MiB/second also. So why can't I download ...
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rsync with --backup

I'm trying to rsync a single directory of files and store timestamped revisions at the destination. This is what I'm using at the moment: rsync --verbose --progress --stats --compress --no-whole-file ...
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How to make rsync delete destination directories no longer existing at source? [closed]

I have hard drive that I back up with rsync to a network-attached storage. There are some non-empty directories at the destination (the nas) that do not exist on the source anymore. It is not a ...
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What rsync options to use for the below mentioned scenario?

Greetings !!! This is regarding a specific requirement about rsync that we are trying to achieve. We have tried to achieve this by using various rsync options. However, we are encountering different ...
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backing up millions of files and 1 tb [duplicate]

I'm trying to find a fast solution that can transfer about 3 million files taking up about 1tb of space. So far after a bit of research my choices seem to be lftp and rsync. Which option would work ...
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Maintaining rsync log file

I have a cron running rsync for backup purposes, and rsync logs the output to a file via --log-file. This script will keep on running for a quite long time and I am worried that the log file will keep ...
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rsync : write failed - No space left on device (28)

I want to rsync a folder from one server to another. But rsync synchronization fails: $ rsync -zr --compress-level=9 --delete /var/www/mywebsite/current/web/js login@192.168.1.4:/srv/data2_http ...
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sync millions of files with rsync and inotify

I just think of one scenario when using rsync and inotify to sync millions of files. Assume I have 1 million files to sync to another server and the file list may has 20M size. When I just add one ...
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rsync snapshots backup when process is running [closed]

I have a directory which I wish to backup. However, a process is constantly writing to files in that directory and I cannot shut down this process, do the backup and restart the process. The backup ...
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Pulling Read restricted files from a remote system with rsync and sudo

A remote system generates statistics files every 5 minutes and places them in a certain directory. At any given time there are 1000+ files in that directory. Every 5 minutes I want to copy the ...
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Freshly cloned mirrored drive with Acronis true image and rsync wrongly detects changed files, windows rsync 3.0.7 cygwin windows

Is there a way to help rsync better detect that files are identical? I did a fresh full disk "clone" mirror with Acronis TrueImage and after did an rsync to test and it detected a bunch of files as ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - rsync corrupting SSH configs/keys?

I have two Ubuntu 14.04 servers S1 (user root) and S2 (user dataman). S1 is responsible for handling file uploads and transferring backups to S2. On S1 I am using PubKey authentication to S2 for ...
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Using Unison / rsync over SSH to synchronize sites where full file system access is required yet root login is disabled

Assume two sites A and B with file server at either end. The contents of /storage should be synchronized between the sites, preserving ownership and permissions. There's no all encompassing group that ...
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Pushing file to server more efficiently [closed]

I have a cluster of daemon running on Mac that generate a lot of jpg in a folder like this content/categoryname. The category name is considered as unique across multiple machine. So what is the ...
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Can rsync ignore a directory's atime entry when creating it's file list?

I am using rsync to copy data from a local LVM drive to a locally-mounted glusterfs mount. I'm trying to bring them in to sync and eventually cut over to just using the glusterfs mount. Here is the ...
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rsync for backup but don't want to wipe ( not erase ) drive

I am not sure how to even ask this question without explaining. Say I use rsync to backup drive-a to drive-b. Drive-a fails and all data is lost when the rsync went off it saw that drive-a had been ...
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Fastest ways to do backups: FTP, rsync, Robocopy, SMB/CIFS, etc? [closed]

Im looking for methods to do (incremental) backups and sync from and to NAS over LAN and VPN. Im having trouble finding couple implementations between Linux and Windows. My Linux NAS boxes have ...
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Two allowed paths in rsync command in authorized_keys

I have a question about rsync restriction in authorized_keys command. I need to copy files via rsync from one server to another without prompting password. There is no problem, but I need to specify ...
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Issue connecting SSH after using rsync

Before using rsync to copy files from local to remote I was able to do passwordless login to the remote host using ssh. This always worked: $ ssh domaster Then I used rsync and everything was fine, ...
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How to copy a directory of files before a particular service starts up on Windows 7

I have a Windows 7 desktop and a Linux server running SSH and Samba services. The Windows machine has a directory of files that need to be synced with a copy on the Linux server. The Windows machine ...
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Is it better to use rsync over SSHFS or over CIFS as remote repository, having no option for rsyncd?

I have a NAS that is only capable of CIFS, AFS, SSH (no rsyncd capabilities, no NFS). I have to backup very large files (vm images) and I usually set a rsync server on the backup device then I do a ...
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vagrant ssh - asks for password after adding synced_folder

I can vagrant ssh into my box fine Welcome to Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.16.0-30-generic x86_64) * Documentation: https://help.ubuntu.com/ Last login: Mon Apr 13 13:05:26 2015 from 10.0.2.2 ...
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rsync windows active directory deployment

Is there any tool that let me do a massive rsync installation through Active Directory for windows machines??, I was searching but i do not find anything... until now. I am looking for something like ...
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RSync incremental backups, backing files that haven't changed. Does file access time cause a re-backup? [duplicate]

I backup my LAMP server using RSync over SSH. Currently, it's on an hourly incremental schedule. From a 14GB full backup, it's backing up a further 15~MB hourly. Looking at the files it's backing ...
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Backing up Zimbra 8.0.x, data.mdb issues

When trying to create a backup of zimbra open source edition 8.0.1+ I ran into issues with data.mdb 'exploding'. While my /opt/zimbra directory is only about 8GB my backup is around 80GB. both rsync ...
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Compress whole directory with rsync and upload to remote

I know I can go like: rsync -zaP uploads/ myserver:/path/to/ If I understand right, that will compress each file in that directory and sync one by one to the server. But if it's thousands of files, ...
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Rsync : copying over timestamps only by filename

I'm trying to do almost the same in this question: Rsync : copying over timestamps only But in this case, some os the files were already modified... There is any way to change just the timestamp ...
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Error with cwRsync on Windows 8

I've installed cwRsync on my Windows 8 machine and tried to rsync files to remote server with the following command: rsync rev/ user@ip:~/.tmp --rsh ssh --recursive --delete --delete-excluded ...
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rsnapshot Freezes when Backing up to NFS Mount

I've got a Server running Ubuntu Server 14.04 server that has been doing periodic back-ups to an NFS mounted NAS using rsnapshot for several months now without issue. Last week we added a few more ...
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How do I check if a backup by rsync is successful?

I use rsync -a to do a full backup on a file system. Its output to stderr is empty. Shall I do some additional checking to verify if the backup is successful? For example, how can I do a checksum to ...
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Solution for file data backup, versioning and replication

We have a growing set of data files (.wav files, image files etc) which are data, i.e not part of the application code - uploaded and modified by users. The number of files is in the 1000s and the ...