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

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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 ...
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Get a list of deleted files from rsync

I synchronise my music collection between: My desktop's RAID10, where I rip CDs and download music to, and The house media centre, which controls audio players around the house I do this with a ...
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Kubuntu not logging in after restoring an rscyn-based backup

My setup is as follows: In an extended partition, there is a 1GB ext2 boot partition, and a LUKS crypto container. Within the container there is an LVM physical volume, with one volume group, within ...
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Local rsync command to capture a sub-sub-subdirectory of /

The task is simple: create a backup of /usr/local/bin and the files within it, and keep the path information. The following works, but I do not really understand what I have done. I've noticed that ...
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rsync synching unchanged files

New to rsync here. I used it to backup files on an external drive on my home drives. My rsync line is : sudo rsync -vv -rP /inputFolder ~/backupFolder I did 2 backups back to back to verify if ...
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rsync: Transfer vServer Backup to Windows Home PC?

Is it possible to transfer a rsync Backup directly to my Windows Computer at home (over the Internet), or is it just possible in a LAN? If not: Could you tell me a way how i could back it up and ...
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1:1 mirror script with rsync? And do disks spin down by default?

My old NAS crashed and I don't want to use a Hardware RAID controller any more so I created my first server with Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS. It's running on a SSD and stores my data on 2×3TB WD Red ...
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synchronizatim of choosen folders between devices on demand

I would like some utility which I can use for synchronization between my devices ( e.g. notebook, desktop, external HDD, USB stick ). Could be either some application with GUI or just commoad like: ...
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rsync error script

I wrote a small script for rsync which does not work and I have no idea why: #!/bin/bash rsync \ -a \ --delete \ -b --backup-dir=/lunarc/nobackup/users/mcocdawc/.MIL53_backup/ \ --checksum \ -Pv --...
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Is my rsync backup method safe?

I made a very simple backup script using rsync that backs up some folders to an USB stick. This is just for quick daily backups. The command is rsync -av --delete followed by --exclude options and ...
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File transfer rate to USB stick is totally variable

I just rebuild my old desktop, which is now running Lubuntu 15.04, and tried to transfer a 1.3GB file into my 8GB thumb drive. I was immediately reminded of a problem that has plagued me for a long ...
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how to sync files in linux - command prompt?

I see the following files in my directory - -rw-rw-r-- 1 sjos sjos 401 Oct 12 15:29 Makefile -rw-rw-r-- 1 sjos sjos 401 Oct 12 15:29 Makefile~ -rw-rw-r-- 1 sjos sjos 336 Oct 12 15:12 ...
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Confused! Rsync command for making hard-link!

rsync --archive --one-file-system --hard-links --human-readable --inplace --numeric-ids --link-dest=/home/www.example.com/public_html/ /home/www.example.com/public_html/ /home/test.example.com/...
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Apache2 isn't correctly running Perl cgi scripts

This has been driving me insane. A few hours ago, apache would run all my scripts, and find all the custom perl packages I'd developed. I had downloaded the codebase to my Windows workstation, in ...
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What are advantages of “cp” over “rsync”? [closed]

It seems that rsync can do all the work of cp.
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Why is this Flash drive apparently nearly full?

I have several 16GB Flash drives that I use for backups. Some of them are Master Boot Record and ext4. Some are not bootable and ext4. It does not seem to make any difference to my need for file ...
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how to do an on-change one-way sync/backup between folders on primary drive to secondary drive?

I have two HDs in my machine. All of Ubuntu is installed on the main drive. The 2nd HD is empty and is for backup purposes. I want to configure a one-way sync/backup of /home/* to the 2nd HD. I know ...
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Backup with rsync works but not in crontab

Using this command in rsync: rsync -azvh pi@192.168.1.45:/media/PNY/video /home/john/Desktop/Pi\ Videos Works flawlessly. Now, when I put this command in crontab to run every 15 minutes, it does ...
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Strange file ownership after rsync W7/U14.04

I've set up a small home network with two machines running Ubuntu (14.04 LTS), my W7 workstation and an iMac. So far I've managed to get things going pretty well and yesterday I set out to update my ...
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Rsync to exclude folder and include certain extensions

Creating a cron job for a nightly back-up. I have the code working in two permentations, but each does something I don't want it to do. Here are the contents of my filter list: - .*/ - $* - ._* -...
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Transfer file to windows server from ubuntu with rsync

I am transferring file to windows server from ubuntu with following command smbclient //server_ip_add/share -U username We can use rsync to transfer file from ubuntu to ubuntu and then by creating ...
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How to keep multiple workstation in sync?

In my company, over 200 workstation setup in the same network connected to 1Gbps switch. Do you guys have any way to keep them in sync configuration, application upgrade, software installed. My ...
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Does rsync verify file copies on local drives?

I use rsync to do incremental backup of the local ext3 HD in my laptop onto an ext4 HD connected through USB to the laptop. I assume that rsync treats both these HDs as local, so I'm wondering if ...
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Backup Trouble same drive mounted to / and /backups with RSYNC

So I'm getting a root partition as full after some errors. Here is what I'm seeing. Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sdb1 175G 175G 0 100% / none ...
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sudo mkdir creates directory as nobody nogroup on mounted directory, then chown not permitted

Could someone please help with the following? If I create and "ll" a directory on a mounted disc, I get the following xyz@c1:/home/Data6:sudo mkdir test xyz@c1:/home/Data6:ll drwxr-xr-x 2 nobody ...
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Rsync full backup --exclude option not working

I run the following command as sudo everything works fine: rsync -aAXv --delete --exclude={"/dev/*","/proc/*","/sys/*","/tmp/*","/run/*","/mnt/*","/media/*","/lost+found",”/home/*/.thumbnails/*”,”/...
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How to rename file names to avoid conflict in Windows or Mac?

How can I batch rename file names so that they do not include characters that clash with other file systems as for instance, Screenshot 2015-09-07-25:10:10 Note that the colons are the issue in ...
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Will rsync figure out a major file restructure

I have a 4TB and two 6TB external HDDs. I backed up the 4TB on both 6TBs. I set aside the 4TB. Took one 6TB and made it my go-to storage device. I did a lot of cleaning up, deleting and ...
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Secure and automatic backup with rsync

I sync files on a few different devices with a remote ssh server using rsync. The problem is that I sometimes forget to sync a device on which I've modified a file and this makes things complicated. ...
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Incremental backup script

I am using rsync command for incremental backup my requirement is incremental backup of modified files in different directory in same location name with current date but when i use rsync it store the ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8

I'm trying to install Ubuntu in my Dell Vostro 3546, which already has Windows 8 on it. I have a 320GB HDD with 2GB RAM. I am using a bootable USB drive to this. All goes well for the first part. I ...
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Rsync copy files that I don't have already using a list

I have two separate computers with the same MEDIA folder which is quite large. These folders have the same structure but in one computer there are more files. What I would like to do is something ...