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

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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 auto,...
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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 work....
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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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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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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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How to cancel next job in order after rsync

If two jobs are entered into bash command line separated by semicolon: $ job 1; job 2; How do I cancel the second one? If I press CTRL+c, the first one will be canceled and 'job 2' would start, 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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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 --password-...
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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] make_file(testfile,*,...
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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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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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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 http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/show-progress-...
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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 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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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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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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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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Is it a good idea to restore a btrfs snapshot with rsync?

Is it safe to use rsync to restore a btrfs snapshot? Just to give a example rsync -ax /home/snapshot/my_user_folder /home/my_user_folder where /home is my home folder and /home/snapshot is my ...