Rsync is an open source command line tool for Unix and Windows systems that provides fast incremental file transfer to copy files and synchronize directories locally or between remote hosts. It is widely used for mirroring and backup.

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Windows 8 Sync as Rsync [on hold]

We have this shiny new sync feature in Windows 8: http://www.itproportal.com/2013/01/04/byod-on-windows-8-syncing-your-desktop-and-data-across-multiple-devices/ I wonder if this could be changed any ...
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SecGenericPasswordCreate failed when trying to rsync

Hi I'm trying to rsync my Mac OSX 10.6 to a folder on a server in which I have an account. I have followed the instructions reported on www.rsync.net. I have created the public key (where as ...
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Rsync over NFS I/O error

We have two servers running CentOS 6.4. Both are NFS servers and each have shares mounted from each other. Regardless of which direction the transfer goes (upload or download) it fails after a few ...
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Troubles backing up some files from Linux system to FreeNAS using rsync

I'm using rsync to backup whole system over LAN to freeNAS server with this command: rsync -aAX --delete /* /mnt/backup ...
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Copying files without losing metadata in Linux

How on Linux can I copy things like music files with “Artist” and “Title” tags without losing the tags? Will rsync work? Will cp? Does either one need any specific switch?
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What is the correct way to move a Ubuntu server from one machine to another?

Attempted this three times now and not bee successful, so was hoping someone here could point me in the right direction? I am trying to move my Ubuntu 14.04 Server from one physical machine, to ...
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Behavior of rsync with file that's still being written?

If Apache is in the middle of writing a large file and an rsync cron job runs on that file, does rsync attempt to copy the file? Example Apache-1: Has file large being written to /var/www. ...
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Copy multiple sources to multiple destinations simultaneously

Suppose I need to copy files ~/path/to/file to user@remote:/path/to/file ~/path/to/another/file to user@remote:/path/to/another/file ~/path/alternative to user@remote:/path/alternative Is there is ...
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Resume SCP download when using .pem file with rsync

I have a large file to down form a ssh server, however the connection keeps cutting out. I know that rsync can be used to resume the download however I can not find how to do this when I am using a ...
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Google Compute Engine - SSH or RSYNC without a Password

I have several Google Compute Engine (GCE) instances up and running. I have a few scripts that pull information (log files, etc) from these instances, and a few others that push up files. I would like ...
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Copy ubuntu from one PC to another

I have a very weird scenerio here, I have installed some softwares on my Ubuntu machine, Now I want to move everything (including windows)to another Machine B, notice Machine has no access to Internet ...
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Automatically pauseing rsync if target is full

I need to transfer 80gb's of unsorted text documents from one computer to another and all I have is a 32gb USB. Is there an option to make rsync automatically pause when the USB is full without losing ...
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rsync a git project to clone it for the first time?

I want to use Git to version our existing magento shop. I initiated git on the production server (which has the most up-to-date code), added all files except for several directories like cache, and ...
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rsync from Solaris to Windows (character encoding on filenames)

I'm trying to use RSYNC to sync files from a Solaris 9 (SunOS 5.9) System to a Windows Server 2008 R2 (via cygwin) There are many Files containing characters like "ä", "ö", "ü" or "ß". Which are only ...
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Is cp -au / cp --archive --update contradictory?

I want to update a directory on a backup disk with new content added to the source, and of course rsync is too slow. cp -a does the trick but is a bulldozer; cp -u should leave existing files alone. ...
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What are the rsync equivalent command/s to mv /a/b /c/d?

What are the rsync equivalent command/s to mv /a/b/ /c/d/, i.e, to move a directory tree from one location to another, possibly on another file system? That is, not just copy, but delete the files ...
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rsnapshot or similar tool for no added size differential backup

I've currently got a backup that backs up all my files to an external hard drive, but currently I am traveling and I want to backup file changes, but without having to duplicate all the files, or ...
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Improve accuracy of rsync's speed reporting

I am doing an rsync from a local SSD (super-fast) to a samba NAS (super-slow). When I sync (e.g.) ~400MB files, it seems to read the first entirely into memory before it does any writing, and thus I ...
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How to migrate a root filesystem to another partition from within running system?

I try to migrate a root filesystem from ext4 to another partition type (zfs) and started with a simple rsync -a --exclude=/boot --exclude=/mnt --exclude=/media --exclude=/tmp --exclude=[all zfs ...
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How to tell if a directory is completely synced by rsync?

I'm rsync'ing some directories from one machine to another, in a cronjob. Each directory is complete set of data files. On the destination machine, is there a sane way to tell if a directory is ...
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Periodic backup of changes on another disk from full backup

I am looking for a backup solution that will enable me to backup only changes to an internal disk after a full backup to an external disk. Also, this should run snapshot backups every day until the ...
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How to match the source and destination files using perl

I tried to copy a file from server to local using rsync. How can I check wether the source and destination files are same using a perl script?
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How to wait for 3 mints if the n/w got disconnected while copying in Rsync without failing using perl script?

I have to transfer 2-3 GB using Rsync.Everything is working fine, but my network got disconnected sometimes, and the entire process got failed. I want to retry it for the network for every 3 mints, ...
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Is there any advantage of using rsync over plain cp when copying from a samba share?

I am currently configuring Dirvish on a Linux computer for backing up the contents of a share on a Windows computer. Dirvish creates a new directory every time it is called. It internally uses rsync ...
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Does Killing A Bash Process Affect Children Processes [duplicate]

The Scenario I'm automating backups via a bash script. The script is executed via cron. The script archives directories recursively using tar, and then rsync's them to the remote host. Here is a ...
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Prevent rsync out of memory

I am trying to rsync 55000 jpg files in 10000 folders (from an Android phone to a Linux box). Usually, I did this: rsync -rOi --size-only --delete --timeout=60 --progress --no-perms ...
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Rsync unhides files when syncing

When I tell rsync to sync 2 folders with -a /source/path/ /destination/path, hidden files become suddenly visible. Is there a way to tell rsync not to unhide those files, but simply copy the folder as ...
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Rsync takes longer time “receiving incremental file list”

I am using rysnc to copy files from remote host to local machine using a cron job. Every time I need the rsync to copy new files only from remote host. But its getting struck at this line "receiving ...
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Run cygwin command from windows command line

I am trying to make PhpStorm run vagrant rsync when files are changed, because built-in rsync-auto fails with my deep directory structure. I am able to setup watcher in PhpStorm settings, but I don't ...
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Is there a simple way to automatically send through scp any file modified in a folder to a remote folder?

Put it simply: I have a folder full of files and subfolders with more files. I would like to have a mirror of that folder in a remote server so anytime a file is modified on my machine it gets ...
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Rsync: Mirror only certain directories based on presence of dotfile

I have a large amount of files on a server and I have a partial mirror of these files on my Mac (i.e. only some folders exist in the mirror). I would like to have a sync from the Mac to server using ...
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Special characters on Synology NAS

I've been backing up my photos and mp3s from my MacBook Pro to a Synology NAS. Many files have names containing special characters like é and ö. I've been copying them with Rsync, as follows: rsync ...
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SSH connection with key, not working with rsync

After creating a key with no password, I can login with SSH to my remote host: $ ssh root@machine.local Welcome to Ubuntu 14.04.1... However when I try to use SSH to rsync to the same remote host: ...
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Does Cygwin support hard links in Windows 8?

I'm working on a backup script that behaves like TimeMachine and uses RSync with --link-dest to create hardlinks to unchanged files. If I run this on a *Nix-based system, of course it works as ...
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“2 way” NAS 'time-machine' backup [closed]

For off-site backup purposes I am looking at putting a NAS in 2 places (my own and another) and having them sync. This can be done with rsync obviously, but I'm looking for a bit more security ...
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Understanding rsync's include / exclude patterns

I want to transfer N files from a remote system, using a pattern: ssh remote ls target/ 2013-08-01.mjson.gz 2014-07-04.mjson.gz 2014-07-09.mjson.gz 2014-08-12.mjson.gz ... I only want the 2014-07* ...
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Copying folder from one Unix server to another, updating owners IDs

I'm using the method described here to copy a directory from one Unix server to another (both Ubuntu 14.04): rsync -aruv localfolder/ user@server:destination/ I need to keep the same owners and ...
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Is there a tool for syncing changes to individual nodes within HDF5 files?

I'm looking for a tool for efficiently syncing large scientific datasets in HDF5 format: Each file is ~20-30GB in size and contains many large floating point arrays, which are usually chunked and ...
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rsync and symbolic links

I want to backup my home directory to an external drive nightly using a cron job to execute rsync. I am unsure of the exact behavior of rsync's symbolic link flags. rsync's -a flag includes the -l ...
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Backup certain folders to NAS with exFat

Hello everybody who has the same problem, trying to help or just reading! Recently I've bought one of IcyBox IB-NAS5520 NAS with 2 x 1TB drives in raid1. I've tryed to follow this idea: How to set ...
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automatic file encryption on NFS or RSYNC for remote incremental backup?

What solutions should I be looking at to allow an incremental backup via rsync over nfs4 to allow files to be encrypted on the backup host? I have zero control over the backup host's software so the ...
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Check if file is being read by remote rsync

I'm working on a script to copy files from one location to another (both are raspberry pis running raspbian). I have it set so that files are rsynced from one to the other (overnight, transferring ...
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Command line cp or rsync to crawl drive seeking only specific file types and put them somewhere?

Is it possible only using the command line to use something like the cp or rsync command to crawl a hard-drive seeking only image/video files? And maybe in the process of copying them over to another ...
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move files from a list of files

So, I have a list of files in a text file. I believe it's about 100,000 files. The files in said list are spread across many directories, have different sizes, filenames, extensions, ages, etc. I am ...
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CygWin rSync can't access file folder on Windows 7 with Vagrant

Facts- Machine is connected to domain User is a domain user Windows 7 running Cygwin with SSH / Rsync set up multiple times Running the rsync command from Cygwin finds the directory "c:\code" just ...
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Different low uplink machines hold the same data, how to speed up rsync to machine with faster connection?

Two different machines hold the same data (10G+), both with relatively slow upload. I want to transfer the data to a machine that can receive with a much faster speed. Now to speed up transfer of ...
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rsync over ssh tunnel: What does this repeated message mean? debug2: channel 2: window 1966080 sent adjust 131072

I'm rsyncing through an SSH tunnel (with ssh -vv). It's not very fast and I'm getting this message about every second: debug2: channel 2: window 1966080 sent adjust 131072 Once in a while I also ...
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Source host doesn't have access to Internet, but can SSH to host that has; how can I rsync to a third, Internet host?

This is the command I used to run from my SOURCE machine rsync -Rrlt --progress --delay-updates ./my_folder root@machine-on-same-network:/home/me/. Now I need to copy over this same folder to a ...
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Rsync and find filter

I'm trying to use rsync in combination with find to restrict the number of files to copy. My code looks like this: for NODE in $NODES; do echo Processing $NODE ........ for LOGDIR in ...
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Rsync doesn't allow me copy files into mounted filesystems

I configured rsyncd.conf for public access in my rpi: log file = /var/log/rsyncd.log timeout = 600 max connections = 20 uid = nobody gid = nogroup read only = yes list = yes [public] path = ...