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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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 can I set a count down timer in perl for doing a function repeatedly?

I am copying a file from one file to another. I want to check whether the source file is available or not repeatedly in every 10 secs. How can I check it in between copying?
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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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Rsync resume with Expect script after Broken pipe on remote server

I am trying to resume the RYSNC automatically with the expect script, but I keep getting error as I am not able to get into the expect script at all to enter the pwd My expect is installed in ...
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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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Preserving existing destination symlinks with rsync [migrated]

I am using rsync to keep a local debian repository updated. Recently, the disk I am using to store it started running low on space, so I decided to use symlinks to allow me to move some of the ...
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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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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 = ...
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Syncing a static website via WebDAV?

I am running a static website at office and the sysadmins only allow updates through WebDAV(s) (Secure WebDAV) protocol. So, I have a local copy of the files' website on my machine and I upload the ...
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Trying to rsync and use sudo on other end

Scenario: Mac OS X Machine - old computer - user: john.doe Mac OS X Machine - new computer - user: john.doe Goal: Copy /Users/john.doe/Desktop and /Users/john.doe/Documents via rsync Problem: ...
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Syncing directory between Kubuntu and Windows 7

I recently came across an issue on my work computer. I'm running Kubuntu 14.04 as my main development OS and Windows 7 for compatibility with some company software and network stuff. My problem is ...
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Secure copy one folder to multiple destinations in OS X

Sorry for asking what looks like a question that's been asked a few times. I'm very far from being a super user, which makes it very difficult for me to be able to expand on a relatively complex ...
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Do GUI and Terminal execution (of Back In Time/Grsync/other Linux apps) produce the same results?

I've opened Back In Time GUI and copied the whole rsync ... line from the last log into Terminal and executed it in Terminal. Question #1 is: if I were to do it the normal way (click 'Take snapshot' ...
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Terminal 2 way ftp sync

I am looking for a way to sync a directory/path on my computer with an ftp server so that all the files that are newer will be copied and will replace the old files. The files that have been created ...
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Using pv(1) to limit rsync speed

I'm trying to use pv rather than rsync's builtin --bwlimit to limit the bandwidth of an rsync transfer because --bwlimit is implemented in an eventually-consistent way, and my transfers are so short ...
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Synology NAS resume rsync backup after connection loss

I am trying to do a backup from a synology NAS to an offsite NAS. I am using rsync through DSM5 as of now, but it doesn't give me the possibility to resume the backup if a connection loss occurs. This ...
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How can I rsync a set of subdirectories?

I have a source directory that looks like the following (with numerous subdirectories inside of the src and bin dirs): top_dir proj1 src/ bin/ scripts/ somefile.txt proj2 src/ bin/ target bin/ ...
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Rsync transfers everything instead of changed

I have tried many many different combinations of rsync commands, but whatever platform I use it on, from whatever source to whatever destination. It always transfers everything no matter if it's ...
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rsync --backup-dir not getting changed data - instead it is going to the original backup location

I'm not sure why this is not working as expected. I have a full rsync backup of /scripts/source in /scripts/full and want to put differential backup into /scripts/diff However, when a file is added ...
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Find files with different inodes in same directory structure

We have a slight problem with our backups. Our setup is as follows: We create a backup using the rsync command. The backup uses the option --link-dest option, to create incremental backups with ...
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File synchronization between two Linux servers

We have a two web servers running CentOS. We need to sync images that users uploaded. No servers should be needed to synchronize those, because we need to handle failover. Also, we need to do a ...
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Transfer to a remote machine, trouble with hostname

I'm connected to a remote host via SSH, I've read the rsync page and I understood that to transfer a file from my local machine to the remote host I have to do rsync myHostname:path/to/file ...
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How to always let rsync continue when (permission denied) error occurs

The following error happened with a rsync task. rsync: send_files failed to open "/home/user/scripts/@eaDir/script.js@SynoEAStream": Permission denied (13) rsync error: some files/attrs were not ...
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Rsync for backup

I think I'm using rsync wrong as it appears to be backing up unchanged files I ran it yesterday and it's backup up again when I run today instead of skipping them. Why? EDIT Trying to back up to a ...
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Properly escaping forward slash in bash script for usage with sed

I'm trying to determine the size of the files that would be newly copied when syncing two folders by running rsync in dry mode and then summing up the sizes of the files listed in the output of rsync. ...