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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rsync complaining about `missing trailing-"` in a Bash script

Trying to rsync files from one server to the other in a screen session. Instead of writing the long command every single time, I decided to put in a Bash script. However, when I run it, I get a ...
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How to use rsync from Windows PC to remote Linux server?

How do I use the rsync command from a local Windows 7 machine to a remote Linux server? What software is needed on the Windows 7 machine to use rsync? The remote Linux server is using Amazon's Linux ...
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Use Rsync to create folder based on filename

I am currently using an rsync command to move files into a remote server based on 2 things, the file extension and how old it is: rsync -avx --timeout=30 --ignore-existing --include '*.txt' --exclude ...
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How to copy Time Machine volume to another disk using rsync while preserving ACLs?

Recently I had to change my Mac's filesystem from case-preserving to being fully case-sensitive. I did that by using CCC and copying data to another disk, then returning back to newly formatted main ...
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How to edit one file, but have it update in two places?

What I'm trying to do is make my computer automatically update my backup files when I edit my local files. For example. I have a directory of websites I work on. Each site is its own directory. I ...
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How to fix corrupted NTFS

I was trying to backup my linux box (ext4) into an external NTFS HDD using rsync I got some failure errors and then I deleted the backup on External HDD using "rm -r" & "rm -rf" which was not able ...
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Rsync takes very long time to return after completing file transfer

I’m using rsync to transfer all the files from a folder to a remote machine. I usually have between 1 and 3 files, all around 1 Mb. I am using the following rsync command: rsync -ac -Ph ...
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Container with in-built compression, which automatically adjust its size

I try to find an efficient way of rsyncing contents of an ext4 file system as a part of a regular backup, yet I consider a decent compression and a minimal required space. I can just use plain rsync ...
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How Does rsync access files unavailable to other processes?

I'm using cwRsync 3.1.0 to backup my Windows 7 Users directory. I recently learned that Windows 7 uses NTFS "Junctions" to maintain compatiblility with old apps looking to the prior system locations. ...
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How to configure rsync to backup a windows XP partition while running linux

I have a dual boot configuration with an XP partition and a Linux partition. The linux partition is my primary one and the XP one is just for gaming/running Windows-only software that's pretty much ...
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Update a bootable OS X drive clone with rsync?

The question: is it possible to keep a boot-able backup drive clone of OS X updated with rsync? If rsync is not a viable option are there alternatives? The Setup: My situation is as shown above. ...
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Are periodic full backups really necessary on an incremental backup setup?

I intend to use an old computer I have as a remote backup server for myself and a few other people. We are all geographically separated, and the plan is to do incremental daily backups using rsync 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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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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two-way sync between mac and unix

I would like to work on a directory on two different macs and have access to a unix server that I ssh into. I would like to just start a script at the end of the day that let's me upload all my ...
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Raising a processes' memory limit on FreeNAS

I am using BackupPC, which is a Free Software backup tool based on rsync for transfers, to back up a FreeNAS box. Recently, with more files being added to the NAS, this has stopped working. I get ...
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Rsync copying current directory with name

I want to copy current directory to my backup directory: I tried this command rsync -a . ~/backup/ but it just copies the current directory contents instead of creating new directory at the ...
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How to manage complexe rsync safely when some files have moved and when the source is not complete?

My use case is the following: one working system unused for a while (say a partialy broken system) a second system with partial copy of system #1 content (say a partial copy because system #2 is ...
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How can I copy my Apple Photos Library and Aperture Library to a new drive preserving the hard links?

Due to low disk space on my internal drive I had to carry out the migration of my 300GB Aperture Library to the new Photos app on an external drive. The libraries currently reside in the following ...
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Rsync delete only remove older source files

Ok, I could probably spend a lot of time writing a complex set of bash scripts that would accomplish this, but I'm hoping this functionality already exists somewhere. I have a device in my car which ...
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Merge .AppleDouble forks with original files

I used to place my iTunes’s media folder on a NAS accessed through AFP and, as you may know, the OS also placed several .AppleDouble files on it. Now, my NAS isn’t working as expected and the only ...
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Rsync ask for password even though I can SSH in without a password using a key

This is the command I'm using: sudo rsync -rvz -e 'ssh -p 1111' ******@111.111.111.111:/home/sql/ /media/disk1/bd92a143-c4d7-4b70-bb6a-6576678fa96b/user/Backups/sql/4-6-2015 Any advice?
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How to rsync a folder and subfolders using filenames only?

I would like to synchronize files from the folder /media/alex/Disk1/Movies to the folder named /media/alex/Disk2/Movies. I want to copy each file from /media/alex/Disk1/Movies or a subdirectory to the ...
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rsync created directory permissions (Windows to Linux)

I am trying to rsync a directory from Windows (cygwin) to a Linux server. After googling a bit, I found out how to properly set the file permission of the remote files. However, the directory that is ...
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rsync --exclude option with wildcards and slashes

I have an rsync command that looks like this: /usr/bin/rsync -e ssh -prLtvz --ignore-errors --progress --exclude "/*/*/*" --stats --chmod=u+rwx,g+rwx,o+rx /foo/bar/baz targetloc:/root_path/dest ...
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How to rsync via gateway ssh?

I want to rsync my local files with a backup which I have on a server which allows access from where I am right now only via a gateway. So I came up with the following rsync -avz -r --stats ...
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RSYNC Does Not Delete Source Directories

I'm using rsync to essential fetch files off a server, then delete the files from the server once I have them locally. The full command I'm running is below. This does successfully delete the files ...
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rsyncd daemon - how to minimize logged information?

I backup my synology NAS to a linux Debian server that runs rsyncd daemon. A typical backup session will write hundreds of thousands useless messages (sample below) to the daemon log file. Q: How can ...
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Rsync with extended attributes

I'm using command rsync -aAX --delete /src/ /dest/ on linux to backup data from samba share to external disk. When rsync backup symlinks for the first time everything goes smoothly, but when I run the ...
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How to do a nightly Rsync from Windows Client to Ubuntu Server with Cygwin and Task Scheduler?

I do this with the OS X machines in the office but I wish to do this with the Windows PC too. On OS X, I created SSH keys and cron jobs to rsync certain folders to specific user folders on our Ubuntu ...
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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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running rsync from vmware player vm using NAT to new server

I have been searching for days. I am trying to run rsync to a new server from a guest VMware Player VM using Ubuntu 14.04 NAT on the host Win7 pro server. I cannot setup a shell connections to the new ...
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How to back up server with rsync, preserving ownership/permissions without root login

I am setting up a backup server on which I want to run rsync over ssh to backup content on other servers every night. I would like to set up ssh keys to make it password-less, but I want to preserve ...
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Rsync root files between systems without specifying password

This seems very tricky to me. I've set up my two systems so that I can rsync files between them as me, without specifying password. Now the the problem is to rsync files that belong to root. On both ...
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How to estimate the time needed for transferring files between internal and external drives?

My laptop usb port is usb 2.0. my external hard drive is usb 3.0. Wikipedia says Due to bus access constraints, the effective throughput of the High Speed signaling rate is limited to 35 MB/s or ...
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File inconsistency… doesn't appear in 'ls -a' but it exists?

I’ve run rsync (3.0.6) on Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard )to backup a folder form an external hard drive (FAT32) to another external hard disk (FAT32). Somehow certain files (and at times they change!) ...
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rsync --remove-source-files deletes source files one by one or after rsync completes?

I have a rsync command in an application that copies the contents of a folder to another machine. I have the option --remove-source-files because I'm only interested in having the files on the ...
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How to do rsync-like encrypted backup?

I want to save a backup of my data on a remote server, but never want the backup server to see the data unencrypted. Editing a single file and backing up should not result in everything being ...
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rsync permissioning?

I have run the command sudo rsync --chmod=a+rwx testfile testfile2 This creates a file testfile2 but the permissions on it are 755 (-rwxr-xr-x) Can someone explain how to make it so the ...
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Differential copy from Windows to Linux

Is there any way to do differential copies of a directory from Windows to Linux over ssh, sftp, scp, or similar? Preferably not rsync since they are all cygwin based and force you to use the ...
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scp/rsync through a SSH gateway using authorized_keys

My Network layout is similar to the diagram in this post (SCP through SSH gateway connection). With respect to the answer by Ash Vince in that post, I am would like to know if it is possible to ...
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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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Unicode Characters in Ubuntu Server

I recently migrated from Ubuntu Desktop 13.04 to Ubuntu Server 13.10 and now my filesystem doesn't seem to support unicode characters. I use rsync to backup/sync files and it shows the proper ...
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How can I quickly compare two directories skipping hard linked files that exist in both directories in linux

I have two directories that I would like to compare. The first directory contains an rsync backup of many thousands of folders and files. The second directory contains hard links to all of the files ...
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rsync cron job with a password?

I want to set up an rsync command as a cron job, so I need to find a way to supply my server password automatically to rsync. Currently I have a shell script that looks like this: #!/bin/sh rsync ...
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How to disable rate limit on SSH connections in UFW?

I've got a dev server to which I constantly sync my code using rsync. To secure the dev server a bit more I now activated UFW, which seems to work fine. The problem is that it works a bit too well, ...
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Bash/Cygwin synchronize two directories

I have small problem with synchronization of two git repositories. In first directory for example localRepo is only two subdirectories: localRepo/ dirA/ dirA1/ ...
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cwrsync on Windows 7 and setting PATH variable

The rsync command rsync.exe -av -riz -e "ssh -p 2222 -i d:/vagrants/rails-dev-box/.vagrant/machines/default/virtualbox/private_key" --delete --delete-excluded --exclude ".git" --exclude "cwrsync.*" ...
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Why is there no difference in file transfer speeds using 802.11ac adapter?

My 2012 MacBook Pro is connected to my Netgear R7000 802.11ac router via 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi connection. I can transfer a large file from my Wi-Fi connected to my iMac using rsync at about 90MB/s. Then I ...
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How can I make hourly backups from my Synology NAS to my LaCie NAS?

I have a Synology DiskStation DS215j and a LaCie Network Space 2. The LaCie has firmware >2.2.3, which allows it to function as an rsync server. Of course, normal network shares are also available. ...