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

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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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Any way of maintaining permissions when using NTFS mounted drive in Ubuntu?

In my web development work, I use Ubuntu almost exclusively. But there are occasions where I need to boot up Windows -- to check a layout in IE, to reslice a comp in Photoshop -- and I want to be able ...
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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 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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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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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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Why is this rsync + ssh cron job giving me 'Permission denied (publickey)' errors?

I make frequent backups to a local drive which I want to sync daily to a remote server. The target server is configured for SSH key (no password) access only. Since my primary SSH key for that server ...
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How to create local repository using apt-mirror and mirrorkit for selected architecture, release, spin

Having a local repository can be very useful. It is possible to use rsync to create a repository mirror, but this results in all the releases being downloaded, even older ones and would include files ...
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Rsync with special character files not working between Mac and Linux

I want to use rsync to backup my Ubuntu server with a disk residing on a Mac. But I do not get it to work properly, since every time I re-run the rsync operation after the initial time, the files with ...
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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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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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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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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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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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rsync exclude hidden files doesnt work!

I’ve searched all over the internet and everybody suggests the same thing - that adding --exclude=´.*´ should exclude hidden files and folders from an rsync. It doesn’t. I´ve also tried adding a ...
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Paswordless Rsync Over SSH Without Key Authentication [Un-Safe]

I want to set up an RSync job that would connect through SSH. I have my computer ( backup@myhost ) and the remote host ( test@remhost ) and I need to backup the folder ~/something with all it's ...
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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 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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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 between Ubuntu and Mac: how to get the iconv option to work

I usually backup between two Ubuntu machines, but I now want to use rsync to backup my Ubuntu server with a disk residing on a Mac. But I do not get it to work properly. The first time all is well, ...
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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 11....
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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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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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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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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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rsync not setting the correct UID and GID on destination files

I am testing whether I use the correct options on rsync because I want to copy a large amount of files from my old server to the new server keeping exact permissions. On the old server, the file ...
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Using rsync with sudo on the destination machine

Having a problem that rsync does not set UID and GID as expected, my gut feeling is that rsync should be run as root on the destination machine. I can't login as root via SSH, since that's disabled ...
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How can I configure a second SSH key + user for a single server?

I have a SSH key which is passphrase-protected. Authentication to the server is by SSH key only, password authentication is disabled. Both the server and my desktop run Ubuntu 14.04 and authentication ...
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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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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 ...