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

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“rsync” from remote to local

Let say that I have 2 machines: local (centos) remote on IP: 123.123.123.123 ssh port 456 (ubuntu server) and I want to synchronize my remote folder /home/wolfy/py with my local folder ...
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Dropbox style syncing of large folders? [closed]

I've researched this quite a bit in the past and have never found a solution that meets my needs perfectly, so I thought I'd throw it out to this community. I have a file server at home that I use to ...
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Fast and reliable way to move directories from one HDD to another

I'm looking for a fast and reliable way to move some chosen directories from one HDD to another. The case is as follows. I'm getting a new desktop system which will replace my old desktop. I want to ...
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directory name with space and bash

I'd like to exclude the directories "temp" and "Ubuntu One/" from backup. What is the correct escaping of the space???? RSYNCCONF="--delete --exclude=.* --exclude=temp/" Thanks in advance! Chris ...
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What can I do about rsync of large files killing my laptop's wifi connection

When I run a rsync to backup my home folder over the network like so: rsync -avhz --progress --delete /home/dbdean/ david@tv.local:/home/backups/david/ I seem to have problems with my quite large ...
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rsyncing /home between 10.04 and 11.04

My co-worker has an old laptop with Ubuntu 10.04 installed on it. About a week ago I backed up her /home directory using rsync, and kept it on an external HD. Now, she got a new laptop with Ubuntu ...
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Possible to preview what will rsync do, before overwriting/deleting files?

With SyncToy on Windows, I can preview what it will do to my files before commiting the changes. Is it possible to do the same with rsync or something similar?
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How do I back up via FTP and rsync?

I am new to these backup things. I have try Backuppc and rsnashot. Backuppc was cool, with web frontend. My probleam: I don't have any backup servers I just have server and ftp-disk. I wanted to ...
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Forceably set permissions when running rsync

Currently I am backing up gigabytes and gigabytes of data from a live server to a backup server using an rsync/ssh combination script, allowing for automated operation every night with a cron job. ...
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Backup files with rsync: error 23

I'm trying to make a backup of my /home to transfer all data from one computer to another. I wanted to save the backup on the same computer and than transfere it to another one. For safety reasons, ...
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How to speed up rsync/tar of large Maildir?

I have a very large Maildir I am copying to a new machine (over 100BASE-T) with rsync. The progress is slow. VERY SLOW. Like 1 MB/s slow. I think this is because it is a lot of small files that ...
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Will backup using rsync preserve ACLs?

I am using backuppc to backup my server. The backups are done using rsyncd. Currently, I am not using ACLs, but I am think it is good to activate it to have finer control over permissions. My ...
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Why is my network disconnecting when I use scp or rsync? [closed]

I have a wired network connection from my Ubuntu (10.10) PC (call it PC-A) to a Netgear MR314 router and from there to a Thompson TG585v7 ADSL modem. The only devices connected (by ethernet cable) to ...
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How come rsync copies files faster than Krusader?

I am trying to copy a .tar.gz file from a remote host. If I mount that host using Krusader and copy it takes a lot of time. However, if I use rsync, it is about 5-6 times faster. How come? Is there a ...
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Script for an incremental file system backup

I'd like to run the following incomplete script weekly in as a cron job to backup my home directory to an external drive mounted as /mnt/backups #!/bin/bash # TIMEDATE=$(date +%b-%d-%Y-%k:%M) ...
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Should I enable root account for rsync?

How can I enable the root account? I know it is not usually recommended but I'd like to setup a non-interactive script to backup my server using rsync. I could use --rsync-path="sudo rsync" but then I ...
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Problems trying to move my /home partition

I was running low in disk space on my Linux box, Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop, (specifically on my /home partition) so I added another disk to it and I am trying to move the home partition into it. I am ...
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How can I sync my home folder “both ways” using rsync

I would like to sync my home folder using a server with ssh, is it possible to do it with rsync? I need to be able to sync it between a few computers. Thanks for your help
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When is it appropriate to use `dump` vs `rsync`?

When is it appropriate to use dump vs rsync for backups?
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How can I exclude all the svn metadata while synchronizing with unison?

How can I exclude all the svn metadata while synchronizing with unison? So that all subfiles/folders are also ignored! Thank you for you help
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Using rsync with exclude/include

I'm running 2 ubuntu 9.10 servers. I have to synchronize the changes between these two machines. The following are the directories I've to synchronize: /usr, /etc, /var, /bin, /sbin, /lib I'm using ...
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Using tar and rsync for high availability

I have Ubuntu cloud servers running which I don't have direct access to but with ssh. I'm using 'tar' to clone or to have high availability of this server. I followed the tutorial from the link [link ...
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Why is rsync recopying a lot of file when I sync to an USB key?

When I do an rsync to USB key using -t, it still copy a lot of file. Why?
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How can I substitute colons when I rsync on a USB key?

I would like to backup my mail directory on a USB key. However, my IMAP has a strange naming convention that something include a colon (:) character. Since the USB is in a window format, rsync fail ...
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What happens if rsnapshot / rdiff-backup gets interrupted in the middle of a transfer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What happens if rsnapshot / rdiff-backup gets interrupted in the middle of a transfer? What happens if rsnapshot or rdiff-backup gets interrupted in the middle of a ...
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Clone system and auto replicate the changes

Is it possible to clone an Ubuntu system and if any changes are made to original system, those should be replicated to the one cloned? I need to have backup support if original one gets down. In my ...
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What happens if rsnapshot / rdiff-backup gets interrupted in the middle of a transfer?

Question says it all: What happens if rsnapshot or rdiff-backup gets interrupted in the middle of a transfer? I know that rsnapshot tries to make a complete snapshot of your system in rotating ...
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How to rdiff-backup / rsnapshot / backupninja from LOCAL to REMOTE machine?

I'm a bit confused about doing backups with rsync/rdiff-backup / rsnapshot via SSH. I've been looking at utilities such as backupninja and rsnapshot. These are rsync / rdiff based backup systems, ...