I have two servers, let's call them sA and sB. I need to backup data (several TBs) from sA to sB but because of problems with sB SSH, I'm using my local pc as "middle man". sA is a Linux server, sB is a QNAP nas.
So first I mount sB locally with
sudo mount -t cifs //sb_host/share destdir -o username=myuser,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777
Then I use rsync to copy files from sA to the share:
rsync -PrlH -e '/usr/bin/ssh' myremoteuser@sa_host:/dir-to-backup/ destdir
I had to remove the
-a option because times and permissions couldn't be preserved. It's not a big deal (although it would be nice to fix that), but the same happens with symlinks:
rsync: symlink "symlink_file" -> "symlink_destination_file" failed: Operation not supported (95)
Can this be fixed?