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

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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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Backup your home directory with rsync and skip useless folders

You can easyly backup your home folder on an external harddrive with $USER=`whoami` rsync -a --exclude=.cache --progress /home/$USER /media/linuxbackup/home/$USER I excluded the .cache folder cause ...
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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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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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How do I make rsync delete files that have been deleted from the source folder?

I recently set up a machine with Ubuntu Server to host game servers. I installed a backup plugin for each game server that creates frequent backups of game world files in a particular folder on 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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Get rsync to retry failed copied files from nautilus

I'm copying quite a few files. I was able to successfully copy >99% of them But unfortunately, some failed - from memory the error was something like; unable to copy file x, timed out, do you want to ...
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How to access my NAS via the command line using rsync

I have always been accessing my NAS (dlink-343) via the gui in Caja or Nautilus. The connection says smb://dlink-15gtac. How can I access my NAS via the command line if I want to copy files to there, ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Syncing dm-crypted drives?

I have 2 usb sticks, 8GB each: usb1 = /dev/sdb usb2 = /dev/sdc usb1 is a full dm-crypted drive and I am currently using usb2 as a backup, just incase usb1 fails. I am cloning usb1 to usb2 using ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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recover files from rsync

This may seem awfully stupid to have happened, but well ... perhaps there is still a way to fix it. There is a text file -- let's call it test.txt -- that I usually backup to my external hard drive ...
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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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Linux based incremental disk image

I use dual boot Windows/Ubuntu. I have a Windows NTFS drive, Linux root, Linux Home, and a shared NTFS between my Linux and windows. I have plan to take disk clone backup from both my Windows OS and ...
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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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How can I sync a folder on my Desktop (Ubuntu 12.04) into a folder on a server in my network?

How can I sync a folder on my Desktop (Ubuntu 12.04) into a folder on a server in my network which requires a password for authentication and being connected via port 714. How can I include the ...
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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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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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Rsync over NFS hanging

When using rsync to back up a local system to an NFS server, the rsync processes all seem to get stuck after a few minutes. They are getting stuck on regular old files... most recently, syncing ...
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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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How to fix error i/o?

How to fix i/o this error? error message keep popping like screenshoot above Please see the error screen shoot above. this how it happen : when i do rsync some files suddenly port 22 close, then 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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...