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

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can't log into ubuntu after rsync restore of home folder

I have recently reinstalled ubuntu/lubuntu 14.04 onto my wife's Packard Bell Dot S netbook after an unsuccessful upgrade from 12.04. I followed this by restoring the home directory from a backup using ...
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Incremental Backups using DejaDup to Cloud like Dropbox, Gdrive on 14.04

I'd like to have an incremental backup of a synced folder into a cloud service using DejaDup. The same thing I used to do with UbuntuOne that now is no more available. I'd like to use free cloud ...
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Cannot scp/rsync into live cd [duplicate]

I'm trying to scp into a box running 12.04 32bit livecd. The machines are connected to same switch & can ping each other just fine. I use the usual args, eg- scp -rp ...
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Anacron Issues - Bodhi Ubuntu on a C720 [closed]

I'm going to start by saying I'm new and I'm sorry this is so vague, but I wanted to see what you guys thought about this anacrontab example before expounding in greater detail on why it doesn't work. ...
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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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HDD failure recovery: Déjà Dup vs rsync

I want my data to be prepared as much as possible for a hardware failure (especially HDD crash). I've already "lost" in the past 2 HDDs, so I know the frustration that comes with it. I am already ...
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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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Using Rsync to copy files to new server not working

I am setting up a new server and want to migrate my users /home directories to the new server preserving the permissions and group settings. I saw this command online but I am getting this error when ...
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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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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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Backup and Disaster recovery moving from Windows XP

I have recently migrated from Windows XP to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and am trying to understand how to reproduce the functionality I used in Windows for backups, and if possible improve it. I used to run ...
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using rsync between 2 ubuntu servers having a folder with SPACE in the name, how to make it work?

I used rsync alot, but never found out how to copy a folder which had a space in the name. like this : sudo rsync -rv myuseraccount@192.168.xxx.xx:/data/svn/my folder /data/svn/ i tried already ...
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rsync creating target directory with old date

I have a script that automates backups - hourly snapshots of my xubuntu 12.04LTS workstation. It creates a directory named according to the date and time, ie: 20140316-1033, representing 10:33 this ...
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What happens if a file listed for backup with rsync is in use?

I have a cron job to rsync certain files from my home folder every hour. Would anything bad happen if a file scheduled to be backed up is being edited at the time of backup? Right now, I am avoiding ...
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How to fix this rsync script?

rsync directory always starts in the home directory, but I want to sync files into a directory inside of a .kde directory. I tried this: rsync -avc -e ssh root@xxx.xx.x.xx:/var/www/.../backup/docdata ...
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Configure rsnapshot to keep initial(first) backup forever?

How could I tell rsnapshot to keep the initial (ie., the very first backup) backup of my server forever, incase I may need it in some rare time (like for some files in /etc directory ) ?
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rsync isn't creating files or folders

I'm still relatively new to Ubuntu and Linux. I've got a windows machine with a DAS. I've got about 5TB of data on it, and I want to use my server running 12.04 to back it up daily / weekly. I've ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Rsync setup: cannot get rsync command to work

I've been trying to successfully run rsync for days and come close, but still have no idea why it's not working... and I am getting further away from success. I posted the below input and resulting ...
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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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Backup with rsync via smb

I have a netbook running Lubuntu 13.10 and a Windows PC running Windows 7 Home Premium. I can copy the folders I want to backup from my Lubuntu, go the folder named "Backup" on my Windows PC Desktop ...
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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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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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Problems with Extended Attributes limits in Linux kernel + XFS when making a rsync backup for OS X computers

If I understands it correctly XFS don't have a limit to the size of extended attributes(EA) but Linux kernel impose a limit at 64k? What I am trying to do is build a backup server that our Apple ...
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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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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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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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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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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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cannot write to hfs+

I have a journaled hfs+ usb-drive ubuntu native (it has never been in direct contact with a Mac). I created the drive with gparted and I use it to backup a MacDrive with rsync -avz /MacDrive/ ...
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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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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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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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How do I sync files and overwrite newer with older based on timestamp?

When I migrated my old documents to my new computer, the process I used time stamped all my documents with the day of the transfer (4 May 2013). I have an archive of the data still available and I ...
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Copying from mounted USB to mounted NAS: permission denied

I have two mounting points in /etc/fstab and they look like this: # NAS mount //192.168.1.2/[mountdir] /mnt/[mountdir] cifs ...
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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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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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Increase verbosity of running rsync process?

I'm running 'rsync -a -i /foo /bar'. Every now and then I would like to know what exactly rsync is doing at the moment without having the -v output all the time. Is it possible to increase the ...
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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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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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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. ...