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I want to sync remote database copy using command

rsync --relative user@remote:/backup/databases/*.sql /backup/snapshots/

As it's result command creates file /backup/snapshots/backup/databases/mysql.sql. How can I force it to put file in /backup/snapshots/mysql.sql? It's mandatory that source must be remote (it's part of more complex script).

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I think you don't want to use the --relative flag, as this creates subdirectories in the target location. Have you tried this?

From the man page:

 -R, --relative              use relative path names
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What about passing rsync the --no-relative option?

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This question is a year old, and has been solved. Please don't bump old questions like this. – Sly Oct 2 '12 at 6:50
@Sly If it's an answer that works, there's no reason to not post it. This site doesn't want to become a tomb of ancient (outdated) knowledge as many "forum" sites. That's why we close newer questions as duplicates of older ones, and encourage users to edit or answer old questions. – Daniel Beck Oct 2 '12 at 9:38
While this answer seems to be correct, not specifying --relative and specifying --no-relative should be the same in most situations, as --no-[OPTION] just disables -option... – Daniel Beck Oct 2 '12 at 9:42

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