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

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rsync two existing directories copying everything

I have two file servers in two locations. Currently both have the same data, which generally is unmodified (used for read only access).When the second server was set up (the one I'm sshing to) the ...
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Remote backup with a file by file encryption?

I want to do remote backups over Internet (so limited bandwidth) from an Ubuntu server to a iMac machine (POSIX compliant) supporting both ssh and rsync. I do have sudo rights on both machines. The ...
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Check when folder was last synchronized with rsync

I'm using a cron job to backup a folder to another computer. I'm not sure whether or not it succeeded and /var/log/rsync.log is only showing errors, all of which occured before the scheduled backup. ...
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Moving from SVN to GIT , best way to copy full repos?

We are changing from SVN to GIT, and I wonder which is the best way to copy the files from one to another server. For that I would use rsync but I need to know if I can first copy the files and than ...
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rsync --link des from a file

I am attempting to create a simple backup script and I'm struggling to get rsync to do incremental backups I don't want it to overwrite files in the current backup but to link to the old one and if ...
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Help with rsync excludes not working

I'm trying to setup rsync to keep an image on the my external drive current. I've got 4 partitions to deal with: /, /boot, /home, /usr. I want to mount each one in turn and sync each with the ...
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Failover Solution

Lets say I have a server that runs a program that runs some application. I saw there is a solution called pacemaker or high availibility. Is there a way to make it so the second server has the same ...
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Unison vs Rsync + Mounted Remot Drive

So my situation is that I want to my development files - Ruby & PHP - available to all of my machines when I am home and away. When I asked the question before (Mount my Webserver as a drive in ...
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Why does rsync slow down my whole computer?

My powerful Linux desktop (12 core, 32GB RAM, SSD, fast processor, ubuntu 13.10) slows down to a crawl when I rsync from my internal drive to an attached USB3 NTFS drive. Typing any command, like "df" ...
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can't get rsync with exlude to work!

I have the source directory : /media/Documents/source and inside 'source' ,dir1,dir2 etc.. I am trying: rsync -avzhe ssh --exclude /dir1 --exclude /dir2 /media/Documents/source ...
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Clone an Ubuntu machine with software RAID

I need to migrate my dedicated server to a new one: Both server are hosted remotely, I've no access to physical machines, only root ssh The old server is running Ubuntu server 13.10, ...
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rsync has been interrupted - copy from beginning

I was using rsync to copy files from one pc tp another. And the 'remote' pc stopped working , so I had to restart. Now , how can I use rsync in order not to copy all the files again from the ...
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Rsync mirror specific Ubuntu distributions

How do I mirror specific Ubuntu distributions using Rsync? For example, using apt-mirror I would have the following lines so I would only have the package for 12.04 deb (mirror address)/ubuntu ...
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using rsync within the terminal

I am relatively new to Linux(Ubuntu 12.04) . I am researching on how to use rsync to backup a certain folder from my local (ubuntu) computer to my windows xp networked (shared) computer. What I want ...
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Restoring backup

I used rsync to back up my data from Vbox. I replaced the fstab of the backup with the fstab of a fresh install. I then used that data to restore everything on the same fresh install. Now I'm unable ...
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Unable to mount USB hard drive [closed]

My computer is currently running Elementary OS (I know it's not Ubuntu but I want to install Ubuntu but need to backup files first before doing so) and is unable to mount my Lacie P'9233 ...
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Using rsync to mirror folders on NAS

I have an old netbook that I use as a torrent server running utorrent on ubuntu and accessing with the webUI, at the moment I add links through the UI and then manually copy the files over to my NAS. ...
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Use rsync to change only the date modified of folders/files

I just transferred 1.8TB of data from an external hard drive to an internal hard drive using rsync, but I didn't add the "-t" flag, so the "Date Modified" for every file on the internal hard drive is ...
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Rsync-ing highly compressible files - am I missing something here?

Today I was using rsync over a slow internet connection to transfer a video file - uncompressed avi, 60 seconds duration, 360MB in size. Basically it contained 1500 frames of the same image, hence it ...
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setup rsync to delete files from my remote server once they have been successfully transfered to my local machine

I need help setting up rsync to transfer files from my remote server to my local machine and then delete the files form the remote server once they have been moved successfully to the local machine. ...
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How to exclude a folder from rsync

I am trying to backup my home folder on my NAS drive. I am giving this: rsync -Paz --exclude-from 'rsync-exclude.txt' /home/chris/ admin@192.168.1.65:LinuxHome where rsync-exclude.txt has this ...
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rsync time for update with deletes

I've been messing with rsync to push my music library (managed by banshee) to my sdcard, which I use for my phone. This helps me get around the fact that I don't have a good GUI program to sync music ...
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How to rsync to android

How can I connect to my android device to rsync music (or other stuff)?
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sudo -Hu rsyncuser rsync --progress -avz /source/path/ host.org:/destination/path/ - why does it change directory permissions?

here is my setup: on my source machine i created user rsyncuser with reading and writing permissions in /source/path on my destination machine i created user rsyncuser with reading and writing ...
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How do I trigger rsync on file modification?

I can sync folders with rsync -avz /directory /target, now I wish to do it if I changed a file in /directory so rsync should be called automatically. I am using Virtual Box and the shared folder of ...
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How to use rsync via ssh with rsa key passphrases?

How can I use rsync with passphrases? All googled "solutions" i found use passphrase-less keys which seems no real option. i am runnning 2 ubuntu servers 12.04.2 LTS.
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Rsync creating \#015 directory

I have a virtual ubuntu server running on my windows server. This server has 2 external hdd's attached, which are mounted in ubuntu. Now I try to run rsync to sync a directory on my desktop and my ...
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How can I run a script when I unmount a particular usb drive?

I am trying to sync between a folder and usb drive, so that a) when I plug in a particular usb drive, a script runs to copy any newer files from the usb to the folder; and b) when I unmount the ...
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Priveleges problem using rsync

I am trying to move a web directory from serverA to serverB I have sudo priveleges on both, but I do not know root's password. Using the command rsync -a serverA:/var/www serverB:/var/ I get an ...
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Simple rsync incremental backup that timestamps deleted files

I use rsync as follows: rsync -a --backup --suffix="."$(date +"%Y%m%d%H%M") source backups to dump the whole of folder source into the folder backups, with the additional feature that if I ...
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How to restore filesystem-backup made by rsync?

Running version 12.04, with Virtualmin/Webmin. I tried to remove all unnecessary linux-image files today, since the /boot partition was full. I followed a guide from Ask Ubuntu, but that resulted in ...
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Can Rsync be used to copy files in a ntfs partition to another ntfs partition?

I bought a new hard disk and wanted to copy all files in a ntfs partition to another ntfs partition. These files are pdf files and bak files used both by win7 and ubuntu. Can Rsync be used to sync ...
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How to use 'rsync' to copy ubuntu system to another disk?

I use LiveCD and rsync -av to copy ubuntu system to another disk(same machine). What needs to be revised? UUID in boot.cfg. UUID in fstab. Anything else? Do I need to revise 'initramfs'? ...
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Monitor/Watch running rsync process

I have an rsync job that has been added to a crontab and when it's running, I can only check that there's a rsync PID and confirm with htop that it's eating up n amount of CPU and RAM. What I'd like ...
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how to take rcp to take daily backup of database from my ubuntu server to my local system?

I found this article http://www.howtogeek.com/135533/how-to-use-rsync-to-backup-your-data-on-linux/ but it looks outdated and I felt I may get a better answer at AsuUbuntu :) I have a server running ...
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How to mount FTP resources with fstab when connection is available?

I'd like to automount an FTP folder using curlftpfs putting in fstab a row like: curlftpfs#user:pwd@myhost:port/folder/ /mnt/mymountfolder fuse allow_other,uid=1000,gid=1000,umask=0022,_netdev 0 0 ...
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How to exclude multiple directories with rsync?

I am trying to backup my home directory using rsync, and I want to exclude some of the directories that contain junk. I want to specifically exclude /home/ben/.ccache and /home/ben/build. ...
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Any way to back up a remote host with rsync without opening up for root access on either end?

I'm setting up a VPS that'll host a couple of sites, and I'd like to back up everything to another host which has a nice massive ZFS, allowing me to snapshot frequently. With the knowledge I have ...
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How to remotely backup a MySQL database?

How to backup MySQL database in a remote location using rsync? I tried mysqldump but it is storing the backup in the local machine only. Also I need the backup files to be stored in tar format in the ...
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rsync daemon failed to start

While configuring one of OpenStack's components I had to restart rsync using the command sudo service rsync restart. Doing this, I get the following error message: * Restarting rsync daemon rsync * ...
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What is wrong with my rsync backup sh script?

The following is a shell script (backup.sh) rsync -abr --files-from='backup.txt' --delete --stats --progress --exclude={/home/rob} --log-file=/var/log/backup.log /home/ root@remote:/home/ I created ...
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How to backup Ubuntu in a remote Ubuntu system? [duplicate]

I am having a Ubuntu desktop. I need to backup the contents of my Ubuntu system in another Ubuntu system that is connected over a local area network. How can I schedule automatic backup to that remote ...
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rsync creating 0 byte files on cifs mounted drive

Hi I have been using rsync successfully to backup files from my external drive to a cifs mounted shared drive since Ubuntu 10.04 Now with 13.04 I am getting a strage behavior with the following ...
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Backup regimen - is this plan any good?

I have a desktop that has some valuable personal and financial records, photos, etc. I installed a second drive formatted ext3 called 'internalbackup'. I've been using a variety of backup programs, ...
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Rsync between my home computer and Work Computer [duplicate]

I have a computer at home and i want to rsync one folder with a folder on my server so that I can update it, say everyday. I have already read this answer but I don't understand the numbers and how ...
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Rsync behavior in a cron script

I have an nfs device that creates checkpoint (backups) everyday. I want to use Rsync to copy these checkpoints to another device (Drobo connected via iSCSI). So I've run the script on a single nfs ...
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How to exclude files in rsync?

I'm using ubuntu server 12.04, now I want to backup some files using rsync, here is a try: rsync -aAX $HOME/Documents/* $HOME/Backups/TEST --exclude={$HOME/Documents/another/*,$HOME/Documents/temp/*} ...
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Best way for repair files names?

I'm trying to backup directory, but some file names are "corrupteds": rsync: recv_generator: failed to stat "/media/[...]/Ford transit/Porte v\#351lo Ford Transit.odg": Invalid or incomplete ...
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Errors with “Back in Time”

I get these errors with "Back in Time". Can someone explain how to avoid them? [E] Error: rsync: symlink ...
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How to rsync between home computer and computer inside another network?

All the computers I use run Ubuntu. To work from home, I SSH from my home computer to my lab computer as follows: # First a port knock is needed joe@homepc> telnet ssh.university.edu 9000 # Next ...