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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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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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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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1answer
268 views

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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Rsync folders automatization

I've got a folder on the remote server, to which I'm connecting via SSH. When I need to synchronise folders I'm using manually access via scp. (I'm synchronising my folder with the folder on the ...
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How to keep two directories on two unconnected machines in sync via emailing of delta-archives

My situation is that I have two directories on two different computers (one Windows machine, OSX machine) and I need to keep the two directories on the two machines in sync (= mirrored), so that they ...
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'rsync -vr --delete' Replaces existing files, not just extraneous files

I have this: rsync -vr --delete /Volumes/source_hdd/folder_to_sync /Volumes/destination_hdd My intention is to have the 'folder_to_sync' on the 'destination_hdd' to be synced with the folder using ...
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Automatic Media Server Mirror

I have a large (400GB) photo library and I've just built a media server (Win 2012) that I use for local redundant storage and to backup to a cloud (CrashPlan). Since work is primarily done on a PC ...
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135 views

File sync solution with pattern matching

I have a directory I want to sync over the cloud using a service like Dropbox. But, within that folder, I only want to sync directories that match a particular pattern. For instance, sync all folders ...
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43 views

Live rsync directory monitor

While developing websites locally on my Mac I would like it to sync with my remote server on changes to the files inside the x directory. I have looked around and found lsyncd which almost does what ...
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1answer
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Does a successful exit of rsync -acvvv s d guarantee identical directory trees?

I have two volumes, one xfs, and another ntfs - ntfs was empty, and xfs had 10 subitems. I needed to sync them. I initially copied a few of the subitems by dragging them over in a gui fm. Several of ...
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What are good compression algorithms for delta synchronization?

When syncing large files over a slow link, it is often useful to use delta compression in order to reduce the bandwidth used. It is also useful to compress files as they take up much less space. ...
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1answer
167 views

How to mimic Echo sync mode using rsync commandline?

The MS tool SyncToy, has 3 intuitive sync modes (N.B. sync NOT backup), to sync two folders. One of them is: Echo which looks for changes (file modifications, new files, renames, deletes) in the ...
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1answer
176 views

Bash/Rsync: One-way synchronize files, leave files alone when only metadata has changed

I have some programs that allow exporting to different formats (e.g. html), but many of them share a problem: Exports are always done "all together", i.e. things like images or attachments are created ...
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1answer
273 views

How to intelligently sync two directories under OSX

This may seem like a simple request at first glance, but I believe it is not due to some critical subtleties I wish to keep track of. Here is the scenario: I have a directory on my home workstation, ...
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1answer
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How can I keep a folder on two computers in sync, without uploading to the cloud?

I want to keep certain folders in sync between various computers. They are a mix of Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 machines. I already know about services such as SpiderOak and Dropbox, but I want to ...
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1answer
175 views

rsync delete and multi-machine synchronization

I have the following situation: I have multiple client machines (i.e., client1, client2, client3) and I'd like to keep a certain folder ("/code") synchronized across all machines. Currently, I have an ...
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rsync {braces} fail?

I need some help in this issue: I want sync /path/first/ with /path/second/, /path/third/ ..etc so I've tried this: rsync -rv /path/first/ /path/{second,third,fourth}/ But it worked only for last ...
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rsync 3 TB of data to 2x 2TB big external drives

Is it possible to rsync my 3TB big hard drive to two external 2TB hard drives? If so what would the command look like? If not, can you think of another solution to sync 3TB of data to 2x 2TB drives? ...
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2answers
428 views

rsync only filenames

Is it possible, to only rsync the filenames? I have a storage box and want the filenames (and their paths) added to another box. I'm currently creating each file with touch (they'll be created with a ...
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2answers
68 views

Syncronize Linux /etc/ directory

I have virtual machine with Linux (Ubuntu server) which is used as prototype for other machines. Sometimes I make changes in prototype system and want to import this changes at some other machine. I ...
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2answers
182 views

How does dropbox sync files if I set one computer a few days into the future?

I do not understand how you could sync things correctly if time can be relative between computers.
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4answers
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Is there an rsync-like mode for WinSCP (or a similar tool)?

I need to be able to do a periodic sync of content off my Windows 7 x64 laptop to my offsite CentOS 6 webserver. Is there a tool/mode like rysnc for WinSCP or similar? For a variety or reasons, ...
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Something like Dropbox for local use with a NAS as storage server

I am looking for a solution to sync folder pairs between a NAS and multiple local macs. Each of the macs could edit files and the other macs should then get synced automatically. Basically my own ...
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1answer
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Can I ensure data redundancy on the server when I use RSYNC?

Let's say I have server which provides a mission critical services, these services rely on data which are synced from another server. The question is whenever I can assure data redundancy on the ...
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Backup client for Windows: open source, rsync and VSS

I'm looking for a sync/backup client for Windows with: Open source license (BSD/GPL) rsync deltas to a remote rsync server VSS support Command line interface is preferred to a GUI. The less of ...
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227 views

Does rsync require 2 computers?

I am wanting to use something like rsync (i think). I am using Windows 7, I would like to be able to sync files/folder to other Disks on 1 computer, sometimes, just keep 2 folders or more in sync on ...
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126 views

How to synchronize between differently structured directories using rsync (or other program)

Does anyone of you know how to perform the following task: Suppose you have two directory trees, which I will call source and target. They may have a very different structure, but could contain many ...
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1answer
618 views

How to use RSYNC to get unchanged files hard-linked and appended files copied locally + appended?

I'm trying to figure out a way to use rsync (one or more times) and possibly other commands (such as cp -lr) to accomplish the following: Synchronize remote folder A to local folder B I already have ...
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2answers
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Sync files between 2 remote computers using Linux terminal

I want to be able to synchronise files between 2 remote computers in both directions. Say for example that I want to synchronise my /home/Documents directory with ...
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1answer
360 views

How do I setup rsync and any other scripts to mimic a minimal viable replica of DropBox?

The tools I use to mimic the service are not as important as creating a reliable replacement in case something happens to the DropBox company (price flux, acquisition, etc) My original question was ...
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make rsync wait for a confirmation before actually changing files

I am making a synchronization between a local and a remote folder. It happened that I lost one file by a stupid command. I am used to unison and to the way you confirm ("go?") before doing the ...
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6answers
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Sync files between Mac, PC and Linux automatically

I have a MacBook Pro, a Windows 7 desktop, and a Fedora 13 netbook. I have been searching far and wide for an automatic solution to sync files (pictures, music, docs, etc...) between the three when ...
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Sync desktop Mac environment to laptop

I spend the majority of my time working at my desktop Mac, which I have configured for my web development environment. My spouse has a MacBook for casual use, and I occasionally steal it back when I ...
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Replacing Dropbox with: Amazon S3 + SSL + GPG/TrueCrypt + Mounting on OSX ?? [closed]

So, right now we're using Dropbox to share various data files around between approximately 10 Mac OS X systems. However, we already have an S3 account and everyone on the lowest Dropbox plan of ...
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4answers
516 views

Is it safe to sync a Firefox instance in both directions?

I want to use some tool (not decided yet, which one) to sync a Firefox instance (more exact: user directory) between two machines. (EDIT: I want really to sync everything in the user-directory) ...
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2answers
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Rsync, two-way sync, and syncing file-deletion operations

I use rsync in the following manner: rsync -Pvaz me@192.168.*.***:Documents/ /Users/me/Documents/ rsync -Pvaz /Users/me/Documents/ me@192.168.*.***:Documents/ The problem: if I delete a file on my ...
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How to synchronize the home folder between multiple computers?

I have three computers at home, and would like to have the /home/ folder tree synchronized between the three. Any files/folders (except those hidden) that are modified/added/removed in one of the ...