Rsync is a fast and extraordinarily versatile file copying tool. It can copy locally, to/from another host over any remote shell, or to/from a remote rsync daemon

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Rackspace cloud sites to local server backup

I use rackspace cloud sites and don't have accsess to SSH or RSYNC on their servers, but I do access to SSHFS. I would like to be able to backup my cloud site to my local Ubuntu server, which has ...
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rsync stop before filesystem full

I would like to implement a rsync that should stop if the destination filesystem free space goes down to less than 10G and I wonder what is the best way to do so? I'm running on Linux RedHat 5.2 A ...
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easy way to restore incremental rsync backup?

I have incremental rsync backups of a folder, created with: rsync --delete -a -v --backup --backup-dir="../backup_`date +%Y-%m-%d`" /orig /backups/dest so I have a copy of current /orig on ...
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rsync using only spare bandwidth?

My scenario: Several rural schools Every school: One linux server Limited bandwidth (shared with all school PCs) Electricity not guaranteed (last to leave the school could cut all electricity) ...
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Prevent rsync from deleting excluded directories

I'm using rsync through Ansible's synchronize-module with the following task definition: synchronize: src='{{ local_app_path }}/.' dest='{{ remote_app_path }}/' perms=no owner=yes ...
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Copy file from Windows host to Linux host via Rsync, then set permissions

So I have a Windows SFTP server (SFTPSERVER), which receives files (duh). I then need to push those files to a Linux server (AD authenticated to my domain) elsewhere in my organzation. So that bit I ...
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Syncing rsnapshot backup drives

I have a pair of USB drives I use for backing up to via rsnapshot. One drive is left plugged in and the other is taken off site. For the first swap, I ran "rsync -aH" to copy all the contents from ...
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Trying to install rSync 3.x on debian 4 etch

Whenver i use the official debian source link, and run the apt-get install rsync Debian automatically install me the rsync version 2.6.9. I can confirm with the following command : rsync ...
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backup files to a remote server with multiple versions using rsync hardlink option

To use rsync hard link option to backup files remotely so that remote backup server could keep multiple versions of the backups, both the link-dest directory and the target directory have to be on the ...
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How can I use a remote admin tool (puppet or chef) combined with a sync tool (e.g. rsync) to send log files from several servers to a central server?

Summary How can I use a remote admin tool (puppet or chef) combined with a sync tool (e.g. rsync) and scheduler (cron) to send log files from several servers to a central server? Context Our ...
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rsync unexplained error & received SIGINT, SIGTERM, or SIGHUP

I created a batch script to back-up our server: #!/bin/bash user=$1 # create user dir ssh root@local.backup.tst -p 5774 mkdir -p /var/backup/server.tst/incremental/$user # backup mail dir rsync ...
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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 ...
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How to I get rsync to exlcude a file pattern within an flock?

I have an rsync command that I run hourly via cron, and to prevent it from having multiple simultaneous rsyncs (should the previous hour's rsync still be running when the next hour comes around) I've ...
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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 ...
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List subfolders somewhere in the path with rsync

I'm developing a program, that will recursively "walk" through Linux repositories, look for PXE-related files and create gPXE configs. I met across a problem with the structure of Ubuntu catalogs on ...
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Trying to script rsync using pam_exec

I'm trying to write a bash script that will execute rsync when called by pam_exec. I've tried a couple different ways, and I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. When I try to run the script at login by ...
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rsync won't delete file that was deleted on source

I'm using rsnapshot to back up some servers of mine. It works fine, except it won't delete files that have been deleted on the source server. Here is where I give rsnapshot the options to pass along ...
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rsync requires rsync-path when remote rsync is in path

I am quite confused as to why rsync requires --rsync-path flag even when remote rsync is in path. Consider: $ rsync -avze 'ssh -p 22' --delete public/ pmatos@domain.com:~/public_html bash: ...
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Syncrify and empty folders

Perhaps I'm missing something in the configuration, but can anyone tell me how to force Syncrify backup empty folders? It seems if they're empty they don't get created in the backup.
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Convert raidz1 to raidz2 via a temporary drive

I set up a new NAS server a few months ago and set it as RaidZ. I'm re-thinking that decision and would like to grab an extra drive and move to RaidZ2. Before everyone replies that this isn't possible ...
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rsync daemon without rsyncd.conf

Will rsyncd run without its config file (rsyncd.conf) ? What is its behavior if run this way? Backstory: So, I'm using rsync to backup user directories from (call it) server A, and it's working ...
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Rsync does not delete destination files [rsync protocol / module]

An automatic backup script executes the following rsync command to sync a local directory tree with a remote one: env RSYNC_PASSWORD=$rsync_password rsync -aqrxz --delete --timeout=30 \ ...
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Unable to use rsnapshot to sync non-owned files but able to do it with plain rsync command

I am trying to use rsnapshot to sync remote file to my own computer. However, I have some trouble when I need to access files which are not owned by user who is SSH-ing to the remote machine. My ...
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rsync termiates after a while unexpectedly

I run a rsync command with nohup in ssh session, but after a while it returns this error: rsync error: received SIGINT, SIGTERM, or SIGHUP (code 20) at rsync.c(549) [generator=3.0.9] rsync error: ...
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rsync chgrp Failing on NFS

I am trying to set up NFS on two servers to share files. The owner of the files in question have the same UID and GID on NFS Server and each NFS client. The NFS Server is running on Ubuntu 14.04 and ...
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How to mirror an NTFS directory structure in Rsync

Being a Linux tool I'm not sure if this is supported but is it possible to mirror an NTFS file system in it's entirety, including all symlinks? The symlinks must be copied and point to their new ...
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Synology NAS - rsync messing up versioning / deduplication

Is it true that Synology DSM 4.3's default rsync implementation is not able to handle "vast" amounts of data and could mess up versioning / deduplication? Could it be that any of the variables (see ...
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Backup archive format for delta syncing to Dropbox?

On an Amazon EC2 server with Linux AMI, I currently have a daily backup cron job be run: TMP_BACKUP_FILE="/tmp/backup.tar" BACKUP_FILE="/home/ec2-user/Dropbox/Backup/backup.tar" rm -f ...
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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 ...
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How do I make rsync also check ctime?

rsync detects files modification by comparing size and mtime. However, if for any reason, the mtime is unchanged, rsync won't detect the change, although it's possible to spot it by looking at the ...
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MySQL binlog rsync from tmpfs to HDD causes write slowdown on ramdisk

I have a mysql database server and am testing writing my binlogs to ramdisk to speed some things up. A curious thing happens.. fairly often, I get major job slowdown at the same time the rsync is ...
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Cross machine full backup solutions

I have a fully configured VPS where every service relevant to my customers and to me is provided in abstraction from the underlay hardware; that is: the softwares for webserver, PHP, forums, and every ...
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rsync server, uploaded files permissions incorrect

I'm trying to setup an rsync server on my Ubuntu machine. Transfer from a local PC to the server via rsync does work, but the resultant uploaded files have no r,w or x bits set, e.g. ---------- 1 ...
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DeltaCopy (Rsync for windows) giving an error on task run

I was suggested DeltaCopy to set up a nightly backup between two Windows 2008 R2 servers. After setting up the server side (Amazon EC2 instance where files will be backed to) and setting up the ...
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rsyncd.conf exclude from configuration not working

I'm trying to use a text file to contain the excluded files for the rsyncd daemon. I followed the rsyncd.con manual and put: exclude from = /etc/rsync-exclude.txt But it seems not working. What ...
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Backup SugarCRM using RSync to copy the backup to new server and keep file permissions and owners in tact when restoring from the backups

Backup SugarCRM using RSync to copy the backup to new server and keep file permissions and owners in tact so a restore will have the correct file permissions and owners when a restore back to the ...
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GlusterFS snapshot backup solution

We're looking for a fast way to take point in time snapshots of our gluster bricks. It is not crucial that it is a perfect point in time snapshot (ie if files change/get added/removed during the ...
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rsnapshot: cp: preserving permissions – operation not supported

I am trying to use rsnapshot for backuping my server on mounted nfs filesystem, but it keeps failing on: /bin/cp: preserving permissions for `...': Operation not supported Backup configuration is ...
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Can anyone please explain how to fix the following errors on RSNAPSHOT?

Some errors occurs during the daily backup of VM's at 1am and is mailed daily with the following output. ***MAIL CONTENT*** ERRORS ERROR: Warning! Could not symlink("PAM.7.gz"), ...
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rsync: local to local comparing to remote

I have the following setup: /data/MyData/*= my local source /media/USB_HDD_1/data/MyData = my local destination (external hard drive) xx.xx.xx.xx:/data/MyDat = remote server (remote and local source ...
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rsync hanging on local copy

I've inherited a system for moving ("promoting") content from one django instance (staging) to another (production). I'm testing a bit of new functionality in another part of the app, and want to make ...
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What is the best way to backup and restore a CentOS 7 server, using rsnapshot?

I recently made a backup of a CentOS 7 server using rsnapshot - version 1.3.1 and rsync -version 3.0.9 I made a few changes to the rsnapshot.conf file, which are listed below. I uncommented the ...
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Remotly syncing NAS behind routers I don't have access to

We have several NAS (WD My Could Mirror) that travels to multiple cities and are fed locally with images, audio, video, etc. This content needs to be synced to our main office. I am trying to use ...
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rsync: getcwd(): No such file or directory (2)

I want to sync Server1 and Server2's logs to LogServer. For Server1: rsync -avz -e 'ssh -p 2188' user@server1:/usr/local/servers/logs/* /usr/local/logs/ This one works, but for Server2: rsync ...
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My crontab entry has been successfully running with rsync command, but sometimes it fails

my crontab entry has been successfully running with rsync commend, but some time it wrirte the error like "ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host rsync: connection unexpectedly ...
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Rsync to copy only files by date or changed files?

I'm using a freenas server for the office project files accessed by multiple users. I have an offsite backup for security purposes. Now I don't want to bring a 32 TB raid array to the office to sync ...
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Ubuntu backup script kills performance

I run a nightly backup, which takes about 1 hour. During that the performance is bad as hell. It looks pretty much like this: # DB dump ionice -c 3 nice -n 20 mysqldump --skip-lock-tables --user=foo ...
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backup-rsnapshot / rsync filling backup dir up to double the size of the original drive

I am using backup-rsnapshot to backup a debian system creating incremental backups with rsync. Basically, what is happening is that the backup drive gets filled up until it is completely full and the ...
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Performing an rsync before initial rdiff-backup

I want to set up standard rdiff-backup to remote server. However the data is very big for the capacity of internet connection, so I have transferred them on physical media. Than I synchronized the ...
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Backup laptops mac address in local network

I am looking for a good method to automatically clone directories from laptops that is currently connected to the local network to a server on the same local network at a regular interval in a small ...