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Can't get rsync over sftp to work

I'm trying to set up a backup system from an Ubuntu server to a Synology NAS (DS413j) using rsync and sftp. I have created a user for this that we can call ubuntu-backup. I have a directory in ...
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2answers
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How to setup a public rsync and sftp server

I want to setup a public storage server which allows sftp and rsync (through ssh). I've got it working with a chroot jail and rssh. When the user connects to the server with sftp he can read all the ...
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3answers
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Trying to setup chroot'd rsync

I'm trying to set up a backup server. I want to chroot each user (client) to its home directory, and only allow it to use sftp and rsync. I quickly discovered that I was not the only one trying to do ...
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2answers
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Rsync Push files from linux to windoes. ssh issue - connection refused

For some reason I want to run a script to move files from Linux machine to Windows. I have installed cwRsync on my windows machine and able to connect to linux machine. When i execute following ...
2
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2answers
902 views

rsync or sftp?

I am trying to send huge (huge as in approx 5 gb) files between servers .. Which is better, sftp or rsync ? Could someone point me to a comparision of sftp vs rsync if any available ? Is one better ...
2
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1answer
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How to use rsync <3.0 to specify a relative upload path, generate subfolders

I am writing a script where I'd like to upload individual files and have the folder structure automatically generated like mkdir -p but I can't get rsync 2.6.9 (both) to cooperate. It looks like ...
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5answers
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How does RSYNC does incremental Backups

How does RSYNC knows which files are chnages and which are not. Does it logs its data anywhere in the file. Because I want to do incrrmental backups but first it will transfer all files. So my main ...
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Is it possible to use rsync over sftp (without an ssh shell)?

Rsync over ssh, works great every time. However, trying to rsync to a host which allows only sftp logins, but not ssh logins, provides the following error: rsync -av /source ssh ...