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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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. ...
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Can't git push to Bitbucket.org — with ssh keys

I'm running doku-wiki on may (Ubuntu) laptop for some note taking. So, to keep backup, I was using Bitbucket and periodically pushed my wiki files there and everything worked smoothly. (a) Some time ...
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rsync per-site configuration file?

I know how to configure a per-site entry for ssh, but is there any kind of a client configuration for rsync that allows per-site configuration options and aliases or similar shortcuts like the ...
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Will an rsync copy operation “fix” issues with invalid file block counts, or does it preserve everything exactly as the source?

Here are the events surrounding my question, which may make things more relevant: I had a hard drive fail recently, to the point where neither Disk Utility or asr could fix the structure to a ...
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rsync stops at client version

I try to get rsync working between a freeSSHd Windows Server and Windows, Mac and Linux Clients. Current if I execute on Linux: rsync --progress -vvvvzrlt -e ssh myusername@10.254.0.108:/c/mypath ...
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rsync to windows (cygwin)

We have a windows file storage (don't ask) and now I want to rsync with the machine from Windows, Mac and Linux. So I installed freeSSHd (login shell is set to C:/cygwin64/bin/sh.exe), set up ...
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rsync seems to overwrite already existing file on ExFat

I have a curious behavior from rsync between two hard drives containing the exact same four partitions. However on one partition rsync seems to always copy again the files, I don't understand why. ...
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Could server's support of RSync speed up backup process?

I have Synology 210j NAS, which supports rsync. Currently this feature is disabled and I use the following code to backup data there from my Mac: mkdir /Volumes/BackupTemp mount -t smbfs ...
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How to write files in specific order?

Okay, here's a weird problem -- My wife just bought a 2014 Nissan Altima. So, I took her iTunes library and converted the .m4a files to .mp3, since the car audio system only supports .mp3 and .wma. ...
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File transfer tools for linux with support of zero-copy transfer

Are there small and simple file transfer tools for Linux, which can use "zero-copy" style of transferring files from HDD (SSD) to tcp socket, and back? I want to often send huge amount of ...
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Setting up Debian server for remote backups

I am running a Debian Wheezy server at home, and am offering an organization to let them do rsync backups to their own folder on my system. I created the unique user for them, and got a strong ...
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How to speed up data transfer between Portable HD and NAS (QNAP)?

I am trying to transfer data from a Western Digital USB2 Drive to a QNAP TS-212E. I am transfering the data between the portable HD and the NAS using rsync (see following command). rsync -v -r -h ...
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ntfs disk dying or..? rsync and mkdir failing, strange behavior

System root@host:~# uname -a Linux host 3.2.0-4-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.2.57-3+deb7u1 i686 GNU/Linux Mounts root@host:~# mount | tail -2 /dev/sda1 on /mnt/sda1 type ntfs ...
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Win7 -> Linux cannot seem to copy large file without errors

I have a 70 GB file I am trying to copy from a Windows 7 machine to a Linux Mint 16 machine over a network, and I don't seem to be able to get the MD5 sums to match afterwards. I've so far tried two ...
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rsync exclude config.js but include lib/project/config.js

I have a folder like this / config.js /lib /project config.js In the root directory I execute rsync rsync -azvr --exclude config.js --include lib/project/config.js . dest The ...
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How to control permissions on external USB hard disk

I'm using RHEL 6.5, andhave an auto-mounted external USB drive. Any and all files created in the mounted filesystem are given permission 700 for dirs and 777 for files. The chmod command does not ...
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Make rsync update existing files first, create new ones later?

I have a source directory which I'm periodically syncing to a target using rsync: rsync --bwlimit=1600 --recursive --times --omit-dir-times --copy-links --modify-window=30 --inplace ...
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rsync failed: No Such file or directory

I'm using rsync in Windows ( through cygwin64 ) to backup some data to an samba share. I've made this bat file that would take care of everything: net use S: \\10.1.1.23\marc password /user:marc ...
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Using an SD card for regular backups? [duplicate]

I recently updated to a 128 GB solid state drive, and I've gotta say, I love the boot times and app load times, however I'm not keen on the increased possibility of spontaneous failure. I figure I've ...
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How to make rsync completely ignore permission from source

I'm trying to use rsync to copy from an Android source where the sdcard mount has rather nonsensical permissions (---rwxr-x) and rsync fails because it creates the destination directories with the ...
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How do I compare two folders recursively and generate a list of files and folders that are different?

tl;dr and an example I'm looking for a way to compare two folders recursively and output the relative paths all files (and folders) that are different (by size or by timestamp, à la rsync). For ...
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Below what network speed should I be using compression for an rsync transfer?

I'm transferring some files from a remote server. The speeds for the transfer are abysmal (~1 MBps), and have got me thinking about optimizing the transfer for speed. At what network speed does it ...
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Rsync to Samba Mount fails to set time

I have a NAS box which I have mounted to my Ubuntu 10.04 box which I am rsyncing to as a nightly backup. I'm trying to use this command: rsync -itrvz The problem is that the -t option causes ...
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without ssh key setup, can have write a non-interactive script to rsync/scp/etc withut me having to input the password everytime?

Is there some switch/option for ssh or rsync (something like -u username -p passowrd) that would allow me to pass in the password?
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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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Merging two directory trees with same structure, but different contents in Unix

I have two directories with the following structure: A |_0 |_1 |_2 B |_0 |_1 |_2 each 0,1,2 directory contains unique contents. I want all of the contents to simply exist as: A |_0 |_1 |_2 Is ...
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What does the output of rsync look like when it completes successfully?

I used rsync to back up my main drive to an external drive last night. At some point in the night the external drive was unplugged. This is the tail of the output of rsync -avRP ... ...
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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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Exact copy of files from NTFS to another NTFS using Linux

I try to copy all files from an NTFS to an external drive and want to preserve all permissions and attributes. The external drive has already an NTFS and contains other files. I've considered using ...
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How to output file sizes in human-readable format in an rsync logfile

I know that the -h option outputs file sizes in human-readable format when, for example, displaying the transfer progress with --progress. But is it possible to get this same file size formatting in ...
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Fast splitting of list of files in chunks of the same size (memory)

See title. Assume I have the following list of files and relatives sizes: cat list_of_files.txt: 1243 001.txt 124 002.txt 4132 003.txt 3000 004.txt I want to be able to split into multiple chunks ...
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How to Find the Bottleneck when Transferring Files over WAN

This question may be a little too broad, but I'm looking for some methodology to identify a transfer speed bottleneck. I'm using rsync to transfer files between 2 NAS devices (DNS-323 to be specific) ...
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web interface for server-to-server file transfer [duplicate]

I'm looking for a way to transfer files between two servers. I currently ssh into one server and use rsync inside a screen session to initiate a transfer from the other host. This works, but I'm ...
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rsync from two servers to a common location

I have two servers and I want to rsync files from both servers to a single location. Server 1 has files A and B Server 2 has files A and B After rsync server 3 has file A and B When a user ...
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Transparent failover for NFS home directory (with LDAP users)

Background: In our work environment, we have LDAP users together with NFS homes. So you sign on LDAP server, autofs mounts the homes, etc. Pretty neat so far. However, from time to time, the NFS or ...
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ssh proxycommand equivalent on server

Lets say we have three machines me, proxy, server I would like to have an ssh connection to server, so normally I would do me$ ssh proxy proxy$ ssh server server$ # and here we are ssh proxy ...
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Does rsync delete files, folders at destination by default?

Files Suppose that /foo/src contains only A.c and that /foo/dest contains both A.c and B.c. And suppose I run the following command: rsync /foo/src/ /foo/dest Will rsync erase B.c? Folders Now ...
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rsync on Windows not transferring large files

I'm noticing a strange issue where rsync isn't transferring large (approx >3GB) files. I'm running MSYS rsync and I'm transferring on my LAN from my Windows box to my Linux based NAS over ssh. Most of ...
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Rsync incredibly slow in Cygwin - am I doing something wrong?

I am trying to back up my C: and D: drives (each 1 TB, C: has around 210 GB of data on it, D: has around 345 GB on it) onto a 3 TB external HDD using Cygwin in Windows 8. I am doing this with ...
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rsync don t work as expected

I have a script which download and compress a folder of a remote server (example: /home). I m trying to make the "restore" script, but I have a strange behavior. restore.sh: ($1 is IP adress, $2 is ...
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Error message using scp over ssh

I'm not sure what's going on but as of late I can't seem to get any files copied to local from my remote server. I tried rsync from local and get the following error message: mut@mylocalcomputer:~$ ...
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Rsync to multiple directories with one command?

I want to rsync my working directory to two other directories. One would destination would be for backup, another for testing it. I tried this: rsync -av --exclude='.git' source dest1,dest2 But ...
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rsync won't recognize my /user folder?

On OSX, 10.9.1. I'm trying to use rsync to sync the contents of local folder: (/Users/username/00_WORK/FolderX) with (/Volumes/WORK_BACKUP/01_Current_Work/FolderX) Obviously the destination is ...
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cwrsync and long file names issue

I am trying to use cwrsync on my windows server to backup to my linux server, but am running into an issue where the file names become too long. So a user on one of the systems will have a mapped ...
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rsync over ssh but block changes to authorized_keys file on remote computer

OK I finally got rsync over ssh setup with authorized keys. Since I don't want my users browsing the filesystem, I have modified the authorized_keys file to run an rsync script. That way they can't do ...