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

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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/ ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Get rsync to retry failed copied files from nautilus

I'm copying quite a few files. I was able to successfully copy ~100% of them. But unfortunately, some failed - from memory the error was something like; unable to copy file x, timed out, do you want ...
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rsync flags for backing up /home/$USER/ [closed]

I am writing a basic script to backup some of the directories in $HOME. I started with the -aAV flags but wonder if I should include any more flags that are useful for backups. My current script is ...
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Can Rsync get incremental on files it hasn't touched yet?

I have an Ubuntu server which acts as a file server for a few Windows clients, using Samba. This server mirrors a couple of large directories to a support server using rsync. I need to replace the ...
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How to deal with mixed permissions while using rsync?

I have a directory which I wish to duplicate on a remote server using rsync. Incidentally, these files are put in the synced directory by use of a Samba share, from Windows clients. I've created a ...
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cannot view partitions after rsync restore: how to backup better?

I have done a backup using rsync and restored the system as a test. All went well except that I cannot click on the partition listing in nautilus anymore. When I do it complains about "This location ...
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Using rsync to back up a remote computer through a reverse ssh link

I can rsync to my remote computer, but cannot rsync from my remote computer--it doesn't seem to exchange a file list in that direction, so it tries to transfer all of a huge number of files rather ...
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rsync from local folder to mounted nfs share causes permission denied errors and nothing is copied

I have a home server that is sharing folders on the network using NFS. I have mounted these folders on my computer, for example: 192.168.1.20:/mnt/raiddisk/john /mnt/john nfs ...
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Use a backup to clone to a new machine

I'd like to clone my machine, to another one, from my backups (rsync & dump). Is it possible ? How should I do (extract HDD from the target machine and plug into my source machine ; or else) ? ...
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Ubuntu Software RAID server and VMware conversion tool

I have tried to find an answer to this, through several unsuccessful forum searches. I have a Hosted Virtual Private Ubuntu Server that I have no physical access to. I downloaded VMware's vCenter ...
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How to make rsync show system time after each file transfer?

Verbose option allows me to see each file that is transferred, I use options like --stats and --info=progress2 to show me some more information on transfer process. I want to figure out how to show ...
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Can cp completely overwrite a directory?

I'm wondering if there is a way to completely overwrite a directory that is being copied to without first needing to erase it with the rm command, meaning I don’t want to have files remaining in the ...
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Rsync, how much risky to use it live?

I rsync my disk live, I mean I'm making a rsync backup of the machine I'm using. Is it ok, safe, wise ? or very not ? Is it risky, if I want to use this backup for restoring or cloning then ?
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How to authenticate myself as root over rsync+ssh into a remote server?

I am trying to use the rsync command but I am getting "permission denied" because the pi user hasn't permission to write without the sudo command I am trying to move my apache2 folder from 10.0.2.2 ...
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To RAID or not?

I have the following setup: HP Microserver N40L 1 x 250GB HDisk 1 x 1TB HDisk 2 x 2TB Hdisks Ubuntu for OS Currently I use the server to backup the following hardware: 1 x MacBook Pro running ...
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How to Snapshot and Recover complete Linux system? [closed]

I have a laptop with Ubuntu installed on it and some other private software and files. I want to make a complete image of the current state of my system and than make backups on daily basis of my ...