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

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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 ...
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rsync: Connection timed out

I am not able to list drectories through rsync: from Host2: user@host2#sudo rsync user@host1::share rsync: failed to connect to host1: Connection timed out (110) rsync error: error in socket IO ...
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rsync how do I sync only existing target files

I'd like to know how I can sync only existing files and directories in the target directory. For example, if I have in the source a\, b\ , b.txt, a.txt and in the target a\, a.txt Then I would ...
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Customizing Ubuntu to run from RAM only, within GRUB options

I'm interested in exactly this up, now let me explain what would like to do with this. I'm preparing to buy 32GB of RAM and already have Quad Core. My idea is to implement another option in GRUB that ...
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connect to windows share automatically and rsync

I have a Western Digital connected to my router at 192.168.1.65 statically. How can I automatically connect at login and rsync? At the moment I am using this command that doesn't work. rsync -Paz ...
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Backup to remote win machine

I have to backup my data to a remote machine. The local machine run ubuntu 10.04 and the remote machine run winXP. Googling I found several discussion about this argument but none of them helps me to ...
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rsync remove old backup on remote PC

Good day I use this script to backup my home PC to remote PC #!/bin/bash #Todays date in ISO-8601 format: DAY0=`date -I` #Yesterdays date in ISO-8601 format: DAY1=`date -I -d "1 day ago"` #The ...
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How to make rsync run automatically when a new file or directory is added?

I decided to use rsync for backing up my downloaded torrents from my home-server to my laptop. I read the whole manual, but I didn't find a way to sync files automatically when a new file or directory ...
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I need to sync my Postfix config to a second server and have Postfix reload when changes are made

I'd like to start out saying that I know enough Linux commands to be dangerous :-) With that warning out of the way, here is what I am trying to figure out how to handle. Currently I have a single ...
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Migrating the / volume?

After a hardware failure of the motherboard and subsequently a few disks, I am migrating the root partition over to another drive. However, given /dev and other peculiar locations I was wondering ...
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Backup, sync, and mirror application

On Windows I used Zback for: Backing up some directories to a networked drive. (i.e, copying all new files from source to target) Keeping a mirror of some directories on a networked drive. (i.e, ...
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rysnc errors, backup with deltacopy and Ubuntu

I have several windows machines that are using deltacopy and rysyc to back up via ssh to an ubuntu machine. Half of the backups will run, the other half will not. Here's an example of one of the ...
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Is there a way to download updates differentially rather than via .deb files? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When will Ubuntu include delta updates? In the old days, you downloaded or installed packages from a CD, and then a year later you got the new version of your ...
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Where is my Android phone's mount point, so I can rsync it?

I would like to rsync my music with my Android phone (Galaxy Nexus), I'm trying to work out the mount path to use from the shell. The mount command doesn't show up on the phone. In Nautilus the ...
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Copy entire filesystem in a folder where a raid-1 array is mounted

I am trying to migrate from a single disk drive system to a double disk drive software raid-1 system that already has a running system on it. Meaning that formatting and having a new installation of ...
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Copying a Running Physical Server to Virtual Box

I have a server running Ubuntu 10.04. As I want to test some maintenance work, such as upgrading to 12.04, I thought I should create a VM copy of the server using Virtual Box. I don't have a physical ...
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Auto run command in linux

I am trying to automate backup with rsync to an external hard disk. What I want to do is to execute this command automatically when external hard disk is plugged. I do not want to run it when other ...
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Rsync between 2 servers with different OS versions

I is it possible to Rsync data between two servers running Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS? Or they have to be of the exact operating system like Ubuntu 10.04 LTS for both of them.
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lsyncd - Sync immediately when source is shared folder

I have a Ubuntu 12.10 guest that is running in VMware Workstation on a Windows 7 host. I have created a shared folder so that Ubuntu can see a folder that lives on my Windows 7 host. I then set it up ...
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How to set up an rsync backup to Ubuntu securely?

I have been following various other tutorials and blog posts on setting up a Ubuntu machine as a backup "server" (I'll call it a server, but it's just running Ubuntu desktop) that I push new files to ...
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How to exclude files like 'unitydashlegalseen' from syncing in Grsync?

I have been backing up my home folder with Grsync for several years now. With the introduction of the legal confirmation in the Unity Dash (12.10) I am getting a file called 'unitydashlegalseen' in ...
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rsync: link_stat <PATH> failed: No such file or directory (2)

working with RSYNC on a command line project to sync my phone with my music folder based on a number of... options. Not sure why it's failing, but here goes: The command: sudo rsync -arvRn ...
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Bootable backup (clone)

I keep a backup of my settings and files using: sudo rsync --verbose --recursive --links --perms / /media/backup/ Is it possible to use rsync (or other bash options) to make a bootable backup of ...
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How to synchronize a local folder with a remote?

I want to upload a batch of files to my server periodically preserving the originals only in the server, that is: If I delete the local folder, files are not ereased from the server. If local files ...
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Mirroring two files: rsync vs cp

I'd like to have a copy of my .emacs file in my Dropbox folder but I'd also like to have this copy in an automatic way, I mean every time I change my .emacs in the home directory I want it to be ...
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How can I synchronize all PDFs from one directory with Dropbox?

I want to synchronize all the PDFs from one directory (my Zotero library) to Dropbox. Finally, I want to have a list of all the PDFs, not the directory names. I successfully synchronized all my PDFs ...
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How to copy files from a remote computer?

I have set up a new pc, and I want to copy data from my old pc to it, without having to manually copy everything to an external drive. I guess I could do something with rsync over ssh, but have no ...
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How can I make rsync to switch to another harddrive automatically if space on the first one is full?

My problem is, how can I make rsync to switch to another harddrive automatically if space on the first one is full? Is there a simple way? Or even a way without using rsync?
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Directory mirroring over network

I need a software or any other way to backup my home directory instantly so that if my data is lost I have another copy over the network. I have a NAS on my local network and I want to have an exact ...
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Rsync takes more space than source

This is my cron task for rsync 00 03 * * * /usr/bin/rsync --delete -aAXv /* /media/mirror --exclude={/dev/*,/proc/*,/sys/*,/tmp/*,/run/*,/mnt/*,/media/*,/lost+found,/home/*/.gvfs} && ...
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What are the advantages and disadventages of git or bzr + rsync vs rdiff-backup?

I used to use rsync to do backups, but then I switched to rdiff-backup to incremental backups. Recently, I discovered git and bzr while working on a coding project. So, I was thinking, I could have ...
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rsync password problem

I have a python script. In that, I am using rsync for data transfer between two systems. While running, it ask for password for data transfer. So that I create a password-less run by the below ...
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Why do I get rsync error 20 when trying to customize Ubuntu?

when trying to customize my ubuntu desktop live iso i'm coming across an rsync error in the first stages of the tutorial. when I execute: sudo rsync --exclude=/casper/filesystem.squashfs -a mnt/ ...
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rsync problems and security concerns

Hi I am attempting to use rsync to copy files between two linux servers. both on 10.04.4 I have set up the ssh and a script running under a cron job. this is the message i get back from the cron ...
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How to use rsync from within a python script? [closed]

I plan to move file from one system to another system. For this, I am using rsync command in linux terminal. It works fine. But I need to implement this command to python. I am very new in python, so ...
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How to read the password from variable?

I am trying to move my file to another system which is located in some other place, with this command: rsync -avrz src destination It works fine. But what I need is to put this command in shell ...
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How can I copy, recursive directory, only files with a attribute 1, and reset this a attribute to 0?

How can I copy, recursive directory, only files with a attribute 1, and reset this a attribute to 0? Thanks, Francisco
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How can I copy a file to a new location, creating the directory as well

I want to cp a file to another directory but that directory doesn't exist yet. So I would do: mkdir /new_place cp the_file /new_place Can I do this in one? I imagine something like cp the_file -m ...
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Rsync - GVFS - Questions

I've noticed some issues with rsync and .gvfs over the years. Typically I just --exclude=.gvfs in my rsync command and call it a day. Recently I decided to read the rsync man page top to bottom left ...
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How do I copy a specific number of directories with rsync?

I have a folder say /media/Movies/English/ numbers of folders, there is say 500 folder Now I want to copy only 50 folders, not in alphabetical order but in random ... How to do perform this task ...
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rsync not working between NTFS/FAT and EXT

I have music that I play in my car, from an FAT32 USB stick. The folder which I use to put songs on is stored on my EXT4 hard drive. I add/remove/retag songs regularly and occassionally want to ...
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rsync copies files from working directory in addition to the requested ones

The following is a snip of output from bash -vx on my backup script \+ rsync '' -avushi --stats --progress --log-file=/home/bigbird/temp/rlog/rlog1.txt /media/dataspace/data/webcasts/ ...
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How to backup a windows share to another windows share using rsync?

I have two windows shares mounted and I would like to be able to backup the first into the second. The shares are found on a windows server 2003 machine. I was able to copy one folder to another ...
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rsync between two computers on LAN

I want to rsync between two computers on my LAN with IP-adresses 192.168.20.9 and 192.168.20.10 both running Ubuntu 10.10. I want to try rsync and ssh service between the two computers.
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How to backup user files automatically via rsync?

I need to take incremental backup of users files which is located in the following location automatically using a cron job. Could anyone explain the procedure to take backup using rsync in detail pls? ...
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ssh'ing into my ubuntu machine from another computer on the same wi-fi access point

I would like to copy some large files (photos & video from a vacation) from a mac to an ubuntu machine, over the home wi-fi router that they're both connected to. I've got sshd set up on the ...