3
votes
1answer
128 views

How to backup OS-specific files with rsync? (Mac OS X to Ubuntu Server)

I want to setup an automatic backup system using rsync to backup documents/source code from Mac OS X to Ubuntu Server. I have some documents written in Pages (iWork), and lastly when I tried to ...
1
vote
0answers
46 views

Weird permissions getting set on directories after rsync

I've got a drive on a Mac (OSX 10.7.5) that I'm sharing on the LAN. In the system preferences, the share is set so System Administrator has Read & Write access, System Group has Read Only, and ...
1
vote
1answer
138 views

Controlling rsync bandwidth usage by percentage of available bandwidth, in userspace?

I often use rsync on a OSX-based laptop to synchronise some files from it to a Linux server. The laptop can be connected to different networks with greatly varying bandwidths (office ethernet, wifi, ...
0
votes
1answer
65 views

Mac server architecture and synchronization

I'm currently for an reliable and robust solution to make a bidirectional synchronization for the file between two mac os x server (recent versions). The folder is a corporate architecture of ...
1
vote
1answer
172 views

How to rsync to a server using ssh keys

I'm running on a Mac, and I want to set up a crontab to rsync from my VPS on a weekly basis to grab some backup archives. I'm using ssh keys (no passwords allowed on the VPS), and normally I can ssh ...
1
vote
1answer
398 views

How do I write an rsync exclude for a directory tree with names containing spaces?

I'm trying to exclude a directory tree as part of an rsync command embedded in a bash script approximately like this: $OPTIONS="-rl --exclude 'Some Parent Directory/Another Directory'" rsync ...
3
votes
3answers
299 views

rsync --link-dest behaviour when run as sudo

In order to create regular backups, I'm using rsync together with --link-dest so as to create hard-links for unchanged files. For example: rsync -ax \ --partial --delete --delete-excluded ...
3
votes
3answers
2k views

Converting UTF-8 NFD filenames to UTF-8 NFC, in either rsync or afpd

I have a home file server running FreeNAS 8. A few days ago I used rsync to upload my entire iTunes library from Mac so that I could load my library over the network instead of off a slow USB drive. ...
7
votes
2answers
10k views

Why is rsync skipping the main directory?

I'm trying to use rync locally (on a windows machine) to a remote server (my osx box) in order to test a remote deploy build script. I've done rsync before just fine between 2 linux servers, but I'm ...
1
vote
1answer
75 views

ssh from username1@client to host using username2@destination

Forgive the possibly simple question, but I cannot seem to find a good solution. A backup job needs to rsync files to a destination host, over ssh. The only login available to me is ...
0
votes
5answers
701 views

Looking for suitable backup solution Mac OS X to offsite Centos 6 server 1TB of working data

I'll start by saying what we have in place currently: On site file server (Mac OS X Server) that is used by GFX designers and they have a working 1TB of data. Offsite server with 2TB available ...
0
votes
1answer
100 views

rsync inconsistancies

It appears that not all files are copying over when using rsync to copy files from a mac to a FAT formatted external drive. I'm copying over 45 files and the 43 file looks like it's missing and ...
1
vote
2answers
265 views

sync a directory between OSX and Ubuntu

I need a good way to sync a directory between my OSX 10.6 laptop and my Ubuntu Desktop. Dropbox would obviously be a great choice, however the directory I need to sync is owned by root on both ...
2
votes
4answers
556 views

Optimal backup to swappable Hard Drive with rsync on OSX

This is close to other questions, but I'm having trouble narrowing down the 'optimal' solution for my use case, if there is one. AFAIK this is not a dupe because OSX has different options relevant ...
2
votes
2answers
480 views

rsync osx to linux

I did a backup to a remote nfs folder with rsync, from a MAC to a Remote Debian. The final backup is 58GB less than the original. Rsync says that everything was OK, and nothing to update. ...
6
votes
2answers
2k views

Cron and rsync using file lock but is there a better way on Mac OS X Server?

I have this bash script and is run via cron on a regular interval: #!/bin/bash RSYNC=/usr/bin/rsync SSH=/usr/bin/ssh KEY=/Users/admin/Documents/Backup/rsync-key RUSER=philosophy RHOST=example.com ...
13
votes
7answers
8k views

How can I use rsync to duplicate a directory tree, creating hardlinks to files?

From time to time, I have to perform several large migration changes on data files on my server, and I'm looking for a good way to do this. I was thinking about using rsync to duplicate my directory ...
1
vote
1answer
490 views

rsync from OS X to Ubuntu failing for large (>15GB) files

I'm trying to rsync a 15 GB file from my OSX box to a box running Ubuntu 10.04 server. rsync is transferring ~300-700Mb and then closing the connection with the following error: Read from remote host ...