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

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recover files from rsync

This may seem awfully stupid to have happened, but well ... perhaps there is still a way to fix it. There is a text file -- let's call it test.txt -- that I usually backup to my external hard drive ...
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To understand the behaviour of script when running over SSH

Alright, lately I have been facing an odd behavior. I have small bash script which simply takes mysql dump remotely and then store data on the server itself which later get rsynced to backup server. ...
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Turn cron job commands into executable script that can run manually

I was running my crontab that backups some folders, but since then, I have started the practice of shutting down my computer at night, so I find that they do not run...go figure right? :-) So my plan ...
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Linux based incremental disk image

I use dual boot Windows/Ubuntu. I have a Windows NTFS drive, Linux root, Linux Home, and a shared NTFS between my Linux and windows. I have plan to take disk clone backup from both my Windows OS and ...
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Permission denied problems after rsync with sudo on the remote

I was trying to move files from one server to another. From the source server, I ran sudo rsync. The process was done, but on the destination server, I'm getting permission denied with lsand cd. I ...
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How can I sync a folder on my Desktop (Ubuntu 12.04) into a folder on a server in my network?

How can I sync a folder on my Desktop (Ubuntu 12.04) into a folder on a server in my network which requires a password for authentication and being connected via port 714. How can I include the ...
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Change the bandwidth control on rsync while it's running

I'd like to alter the bandwidth usage on rsync while it's running large transfers on a shared Internet connection to play nicely with others. I thought something along the lines - "kill USR1 pid" ...
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Rsync over NFS hanging

When using rsync to back up a local system to an NFS server, the rsync processes all seem to get stuck after a few minutes. They are getting stuck on regular old files... most recently, syncing ...
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How to fix error i/o?

How to fix i/o this error? error message keep popping like screenshoot above Please see the error screen shoot above. this how it happen : when i do rsync some files suddenly port 22 close, then i ...
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Back In Time lost my backup profiles (ie configuration) — in GUI only

This seems a bit odd to me. In very short, as noted in the question BackInTime seems to have lost my backup profiles -- or perhaps more accurately, is not able to pull information about the profiles ...
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keep same inodes metadata with rsync or ignore metadata with du

I'm trying to synchronize two folders from a remote computer. I want to use rsync to send the folder, and du to check if the space used is identical on the remote computer. The problem is even with a ...
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Help Creating Rsync/Crontab script that checks if ExtHD is mounted before running

I have a toshiba 3tb ExtHD and it consistently gets unmounted if I say shutdown computer then turn it on to a live cd then reboot back into OS. Its a simple fix, all I do is unplug and re-plug the USB ...
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How to property setup rsync?

I want to sync all files and folders in my home directory expect for the ones that start with . This is what I have done so far: rsync -azPnv --delete /home/USER/ DESTINATION In order to ignore ...
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Cron rsync problem

I have a problem with my crontab setup for rsync. Forst here's my crontable: SHELL=/bin/sh PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin # m h dom mon dow user command 17 * * ...
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One rsync cronjob runs, but doesn't copy files

So my intention is to backup some key directory with my documents and my MySQL data file etc. I have a cronjob set and it seems to work for all commands in there. Files are copied daily into a backup ...
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Properly backup OS/Boot partition

I have two drives in a media server that two different sizes, so I can't run raid on it. However I would like to backup my OS partition so that if Drive 1 fails I can just swap them, update grub/boot ...
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How can I exclude all subdirectories but include files of a directory in rsync?

I want to backup my Ubuntu system and I have two partitions to care: One is /, another is /home. I'll likely want to backup /. This is not even that big so I can carry it on my SD card, while being ...
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How do I keep files in destinations path whereas it is not existed in source path with rsync?

I want to keep my files in destination path, but it doesn't seem possible. here's my situation. test directory(source path) have some files. they are test1.txt, test2.txt, test3.txt, test4.txt, ...
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15.04: rsync connection refused

I upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 this weekend. Now, rsync won't play nice anymore: When I try to run this: beheer@boson:~ $ rsync -Wvvqaz --log-file=rs.txt --delete-excluded --delete --no-g ...
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rsync 2 folders into a different folder

I am looking to rsync 2 folders into a 3rd folder; eg. a local dropbox folder and a google drive folder into my backup drive (/backup). I have seen examples of syncing a single folder using the ...
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rsync over ssh “error in protocol data stream” (code 12). ssh works

I tried: rsync -v -v -e 'ssh -p YY' ./testfile me@XXXXX:/home Error Message opening connection using: ssh -p YY -l me 146.6.84.206 rsync ->-server -vvve.s . /home [sender] ...
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rsync back up of entire root system not working using --exclude?

I am trying to do a system back up of my entire OS I am using these command and both are not excluding the files I want sudo rsync -avz --exclude="/tmp" --exclude="/sys" --exclude="/lost+found" ...
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File sharing between Mac OS and Ubuntu

I am pretty new to Ubuntu so please if you can answer to this question explicitly. I have two laptops one is running on MAC OS X 10.8.5 (OS X Mountain Lion) and the other one running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. ...
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Why does rsync run in crontab not work the same as from the command line?

I have rsync scheduled to run in my root crontab with the archive option: 0 22 * * 6 /usr/bin/rsync -avv --delete --log-file=/home/brian/rsync.log /home /media/wdsentinel/home_backup When I add ...
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Difference in copying files recursively from a drive using rsync

I've used the command below to copy files from Windows drive to an external HDD, using the command: rsync -azv --progress --exclude "/Windows" --exclude "/Program Files" --exclude "Program Files ...
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Use rsync to backup .ecryptfs, but also use exclude some folders inside

I want to backup the /home/.ecryptfs folder on my machine using rsync. I don't want to back up the unencrypted files. However, I want to exclude certain folders. For example, music, downloads, or ...
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btrfs: Resultant copy is twice the size of source

I just got an SSD and wanted to migrate my current Ubuntu installation to take advantage of its performance. So I booted to an Ubuntu live CD, mounted source (ext4) and target (SSD, btrfs mounted ...
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Moving Files from Mac OS Yosemite to Ubuntu 14.04

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 Machine that I am using as a file server. I would like to automate a backup of the files that are on my Mac's HFS formatted hard drive. I am not sure how to do this without ...
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rsync ignores /home directory

I'm trying to backup my whole HDD by using the following script: rsync -vaxE --progress --delete --log-file='./rsync-log' / /media/me/Backup/ It works as expected except for one thing - it copies ...
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Rsync --delete option doesn't delete files in target directory

I'm trying to use the --delete option in rsync to delete files in the target directory which isn't present in the original directory Here is the command I'm using: rsync -avz --ignore-existing ...
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How can I view a progress bar when running rsync?

Good afternoon, I am using Ubuntu 12.04 as a repo and would like to view a progress bar when using rsync from the command line. I tried the option from ...
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Migrating linux systems to VMware using rsync

Hello there :) As stated in the title, I am trying to migrate linux systems that I have to a virtual environment. I tried Vmware's tools such as converter standalone but that proved troublesome since ...
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Keychain does not work in Cron

I have a problem with my backup script which is using keychain. The script works fine when fired via command line but doesn't work as expected when called via cron (does not transfer any data to the ...
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Rsync files to folder owned by another user in group

I have two users in my www-data group on my server: getent group www-data www-data:x:33:user2 I have a folder called logic where files have rights 664 -rw-rw-r-- and folders 775 drwxrwxr-x I try ...
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rsync script not working

I have a external USB drive that I use for backups. I wrote a bash script for rsync and it's worked flawlessly before. Tonight, I set the USB to mount in fstab and now when I try to run the rsync ...
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rsync delete files from target if not existing in source

Okay so I have looked up the existing answers here and elsewhere but what I can't find out is, if I use the --ignore-existing option along with the --delete option, will this combination I still be ...
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is it possible to rsync to another server using crontab?

Hi there is a bunch of videos and resources on how to rsync locally rsync /home/user1 /home/user2/backup, but i haven't found any tutorials on rsync crontab to another server pretty much, i use ...
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Samba File Server Configuration and Sync for Redundancy

I have two boxes which I installed Samba on. For now, I have a single user that access the server, however, I need to expand as to deploy in a production network. Below is what I want to achieve. ...
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Can't seem to get rsync right for backups

I'm trying to get rsync working as a simple backup tool (well, to be honest, more of a synchronization tool). I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a SSD on my home NAS, with two 3TB SATA drives for storage. I ...
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Cannot Rsync to ec2 instance

This seems like the problem with the ubuntu user permission on ec2 server , cannot rsync successfully. Steps Taken: Generated public key from origin server (a normal ubuntu droplet with root user ...
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How to Schedule Rsync over SSH (Ubuntu Server, Windows and OS X Clients) [duplicate]

On OS X I want to create a cron job that rsyncs certain folders to my Ubuntu server. I do something like this: MAILTO="my@email.com" */5 * * * * rsync -avz '/local folder/' ...
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Can't SSH between two servers

I recently purchased a new VPS to replace my old VPS and was in the process of using rsync to copy files over. Part way through rsync hung up and now it won't make a connection again it just times ...
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Rsync over SSH path with spaces does not work with quotes

I am able to successfully RSYNC over SSH as long as the paths do not have spaces in them. When the path does have spaces, it does not work. I have tried slashes, quotes, and double quotes. When I ...
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Desktop wallpaper config file

Is there a config file where Ubuntu saves it's desktop wallpaper config? My problem is I use luckybackup to sync my Ubuntu in my usb with the Ubuntu on my VirtualBox. That way, if I have to work, I ...
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grsync stops part way through copying

it seems to always stop at one point or another while syncing, and I don't know how to fix this. I'm using the default settings other than a few exclusions I needed to make to prevent a looping ...
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How can I restore my documents from a Time Machine backup?

I'm currently transitioning from OS X, and aside from finding replacement programs, what I miss the most about OS X is the use of the Time Machine feature. I currently have a drive that I used for ...
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rsync how to send folder contents but not folder itself

Currently I have the following command which will send a folder and it's contents recursively: rsync -avz --ignore-existing --recursive /var/-iles/_site root@mytestingdomain.com:/var/www What I ...
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Moving large size directory using rsync

I plan to move from linux o/s a directory which is mounted on SAN(offboard) to external storage for backup. The dir size is 14TB. I do have experience moving files in/out using rsync but never done ...
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Which files contain information about the physical partition?

I maintain a weekly updated backup of my whole hard disk with Kubuntu 14.04, thanks to Rsync. I rarely need to restore the back up, but today I did something nasty to my OS, too complex to try to fix ...
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Automatically backup system images

I'm very very new to Linux/command line stuff. I'm trying to figure out a way to automatically back up my server. Ideally, I'd like to set up an automated system to create a system image and sync it ...