a utility used to sychronise files between locations (possibly over a network)

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Is there any advantage to Rsync moving files on the same machine?

I was reading how to install Magento on Digital Ocean Ubuntu 14.04 VPS. All files are on the server. the author says: We will use rsync to transfer our Magento files there, since rsync will ...
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scheduler: how to tune cfq to favor interactive processes

Problem: scheduler doesn't seem to favor interactive processes: On a desktop system with automatic cron-scheduled backups from one (btrfs) disk to another (ext4). The backup process mounts the idle ...
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Black screen appears when trying to enter ubuntu - dual boot (windows10 - ubuntu 14.04)

I am having problem with Ubuntu again. Everything was perfect (for 1 month), after ı installed mysql 5.7.12, gtk 3.0, the problem started. when ı try to enter ubuntu A blank screen shows up. However, ...
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rsync can't exclude directories

I run this cmd to backup my folders: $ rsync -av --exclude {/mnt/dati/Film/, /mnt/dati/Scout/} --delete /mnt/dati/ /media/cirelli/HD1TB/backup/dati sending incremental file list And rsync answer ...
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Check status progress on running rsync

I have started a rsync task via terminal on my local ubuntu machine to copy files from one local HDD to another local HDD with the command rsync -a --progress source destination. Hence I am able to ...
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rsync backup - change ${TARGET} location

I am doing rsync backups to an external USB drive (mounted to /mnt/USB) using a shell script the backups are being done directly into the 'root' of this drive which is not ideal I have seen. There ...
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Can't Log In As User After Using A Restore Script

I used this script to restore my files and installed packages (home folder not encrypted) after upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04 64 bit. But when I tried to log in as a user, graphically, it just took me ...
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How do you make my root system behave like a live system?

One of my friends doesn't have an hdd , so I will install linux distro on a usb stick. It will be a full install just like installing to hdd but it will install on a flash stick instead of hdd. The ...
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Migrating iphoto library to Ubuntu

What's the best way to migrate an iPhoto library to linux So I have approx. 80,000 photos on an external Mac OSX journaled HDD that have been used with iphoto 6 (yes its old!), I now need to migrate ...
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syncing 900 devices to a server

Once a day I sync 200 devices from a central server through the internet using rsync. All devices sync to the content on the central server. The updates vary from a 100k to 200MB per day. I need to ...
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Using Grsync to set up a backup job via GUI, can I see the rsync command it created?

Is there a way to view the actual command that grsync ends up running? The idea is to setup a backup job in Grsync, exactly as I want it with all the options, and subsequently use the command to ...
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gRsync set permissions same as when copying

I am having trouble with permissions when using gRsync. The reason I am using grsync is it seems a lot easier to use my mounted windows share when using the browse feature. Currently I'm not sure how ...
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Why does auth.log warn of a possible break in attempt?

I have a server which receives backups from a remote server via rsync authenticated by ssh-keys. The rsync comes via a ddns URL, to a high numbered forwarded port. The sending server is on a normal ...
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Error when trying to copy directory content with rsync inside a shell script

I want to copy the content of "src/main/resources/" to my remote servers. This folder contains several *properties files. The following command executes without any problem in bash and zsh: rsync ...
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Copy a list of files to remote computer while creating parent folders

I have a list of files lying in subdirectories which I have created by calling find: for f in $(find . -name "myFile.txt"); do echo "$f" >> filelist.txt; done The content of ...
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Script for rsyncing to cloud drive (webdav)

How could I make a script to sync all my files from a local server to a cloud space? This is intended to work as backup. Problem: Check if the cloud drive is connected, if not, connect it. As it's ...
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My disk got unmounted in the middle of an rsync operation

So I moved my desktop to Xubuntu. But before this happened, I copied the required files (personal or otherwise) to a exFAT-formatted disk. I was in the middle of copying the files via rsync when for ...
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Cronjob under Ubuntu runs slow

I configured a cronjob (running a bash script) with crontab -e which locally copies some data from one hard drive to another (rsync) and after that compares them (diff). I executed the script ...
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Error while using apt-get

I am not very expert in linux. I am just using Ubuntu for few months. Recently, I am facing the same error whenever I am trying to perform any task(mainly apt-get tasks). For example here I am trying ...
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What is causing (g)rsync to use such a huge buffer?

I'm on Xubuntu and new to using rsync and decided to use the GUI grsync. I'm trying to copy a reasonably large directory (3GB, with perhaps 200,000 files) from my home directory to a directory on an ...
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How to automatically and remotely backup machine with windows 10 to ubuntu 14.04 server

I've tried looking into rsync but haven't found anything detailed enough on how to go from windows to ubuntu. What do I need to install on client and server sides? Thanks.
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How can I queue failing or missed backup jobs, even if the computer is asleep or off?

I'm thinking about using rsync to backup my laptop to my home server via ssh. I want to do it daily so I plan to use crontab. My question is: if a job is missed (say the backup is scheduled for a time ...
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Why is rsync copying directory structure when my find result only shows me files?

I have an annoyingly complicated find command I've cobbled together that I pipe to rsync with the intention of copying files and syncing new versions. I'm trying to write something that is efficient ...
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Exclude some of the files with rsync

I want to do rsync from the folder e.g. /user/home/ford , and I have a directory named xthp inside ford; so now i want to exclude few of the files from the directory xthp. I am using the command ...
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Restoring backups made with rsnapshot

So I have configured my backup server to pull full system backups from my prod server using rsnapshot. Here is the exclude list that I used for my backups: - /lost+found - /media/* - /cdrom/* - ...
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Copying backups from remote server to local machine with a cronjob?

I have two remote servers, one running Apache and MySQL, and another Apache and Postgresql. Using these (https://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/Automated_Backup_on_Linux) scripts as reference, I've created ...
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Server gets overloaded with rsync and stops taking connections

I have a backup server in AWS where I rsync data from 20 servers hourly, so it has a hefty task. For the most part it works fine but then every few hours it locks down and stops accepting ...
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rsync after upgrade to 14.04.3 lost

I am helpless. After upgrade to ubuntu 14.04.3 on my server, rsync ist not working any more. After starting rsync -av /data1/ /mnt/sdb2 (for example) there follows output sending incremental file ...
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How to rsync files that match “*/folderName/*”

This is to help other suffering from rsync multiple subfolders that match the name small, since i have several folders named small #version1 not work everything is synced rsync --verbose --recursive ...
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Increase bandwidth by merging two wifi cards

I have a xiaomi mini router which uses emits on both 2.4ghz and 5ghz frequencies. I have two wireless cards Intel Centrino Advanced N-6200 and Intel Centrino Advanced N-100 in my laptop. The first ...
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Automatically do a two-way sync of two directories

I would like to do a two-way automatic sync between folders Directory A andDirectory B. This means that whenever a file in Directory A or one of its sub-directories is changed, that change is ...
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How can I modify “cp -ru” to remove files in destination that no longer exist in source?

I have a directory with many subdirectories and several million files. Total size around 15GB. I have a brief window (preferably around 30 seconds) to mirror changes to this directory to a second ...
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rsync is failing when trying to sync a big home folder

I try to copy a very big home folder (/home/myUser) to a new computer over network. Although I regularly use rsync its failing after copying 55 / 80GB with the error message rsync error: some ...
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Understanding rsync behaviour

I need to transfer a 100 GB tar file over a Network Connection. I started the process with 'rsync -avP' to see it's Progress. Then the Connection broke after a few hours, of Course that was before ...
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Backing up Ubuntu to a Windows NAS

I have spent hours trying to replicate the function of Cobian Backup (Windows only) on Linux (Xubuntu): basically to schedule backups of certain folders to an external hard drive attached to a router ...
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rsync doesn't resolve target symlink to directory

I'm using ssh to connect to a remote machine. In my home directory there, I created a symlink to a mounted directory, as you can see below: username@hostname:~$ ls -l lrwxrwxrwx 1 username users 69 ...
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rsync without deleting between 2 folders

i'm looking for a command that can sync dir1 and dir2, without swapping and deleting the files in those directories. The current command i'm using is rsync -av --delete dir1 dir2 which deletes ...
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How to copy clone folder to remote computer in one line?

I have two machines with the same folder structure. One is my personal computer, the other is a remote computer. Sometimes I want a program to run on the remote computer. At the moment I always need ...
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Server goes in hung mode and can't be accessible through ssh

One of my virtual server running (Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS) goes in hung mode and can't be accessible through ssh.once we hard reboot the server it comes up again and accessible through ssh. Attached snap ...
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rsync to download (in one way) files from one server to another

I've already tried to follow How to do a one way synchronization between folders? with no success. Anyway here is my problem: I would like to know if there is some service or program that can run on a ...
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How to backup to a FTP server using luckybackup?

I'm trying to do a backup on a regular (not secured, not using SSH, no rsync daemon) ftp server (UpToBox). I refered to this page but it's unclear if my case (no SSH, no rsync daemon) is supposed to ...
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Rsync & time-limit : timeout instead of run-time lim

I use rsync to push files from remote servers. I added "run-time" patch to stop running at 8 am. If run goes to 8am, I should received a "run-time limit exceeded" error. But, half the time, I get : ...
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Using rsync with sudo on the destination machine

Having a problem that rsync does not set UID and GID as expected, my gut feeling is that rsync should be run as root on the destination machine. I can't login as root via SSH, since that's disabled ...
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rsync not setting the correct UID and GID on destination files

I am testing whether I use the correct options on rsync because I want to copy a large amount of files from my old server to the new server keeping exact permissions. On the old server, the file ...
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Rsync exclude list bug

I have a script (cron job) that contains this line: rsync -avr --max-size=1G --exclude-from="${HOME}/.folder/exclude-list.txt" $HOME "${TARGET}/folder/" The exclude-list.txt contains these lines: ...
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Rsync and ssh on bakop.com

unfortunately the bakop guide doesn't provide enough information on how to control my account via 'SSH + Rsync ' I want that command : Checking the existance of a File/Directory in the server ...
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Copy files over network while creating these files

My Situation: I want to copy a file from one PC to another. Unfortunately this file isn't complete. There is a process appending data to this file (only at the end). Is there a way to easily copy ...
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Removing duplicate directories

I'm backing up some files from my wife's computer (iMac) to my file server (Ubuntu). I'm using an external drive to which I've previously copied some of the files but I've since decided to use rsync. ...
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rsync not working, /media/* not working in terminal

I've been using rsync --recursive --times --delete --log-file=/media/Data/Log.txt /media/Data/Documents/ /media/Backup/Documents2 rsync --recursive --times --delete --log-file=/media/Data/Log.txt ...
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How to create a log of an rsync transfer on the remote server?

I have a lovely functional bash script, which uses rsync to create a backup on a remote server, utilising key-based authentication. It uses a standalone rsync command, rather than having to set up ...