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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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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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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rsync fails after server restart

Usually I use the command rsync -av --delete someroot/somedir user@remote_server_ip:/someroot/. on my development server to synchronize somedir to a remote server. It worked fine. But after the ...
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How to copy files from remote machine (ubuntu) to local machine (windows)?

I would like to know about two ways: scp and rsync and how exactly they are used to copy files. I tried doing scp ubuntu@ip-10-124-83-21:/home/* /home/ubuntu/crockonjs-2-hd.mov but it didn't work. ...
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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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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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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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Rule to combine hide and protect?

I am syncing two drives with rsync --delete-excluded but I would like to ignore-and-not-delete some folders. Now my filter file looks like this: hide ./journal protect ./journal Normally I would do ...
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How to set/keep directory permissions?

I'm using CwRsync to connect from my Windows development machine to a linux webserver : rsync -avuz -e ./ssh --exclude=".svn" /cygdrive/c/xampp/htdocs/project123/ ...
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Rsync to a WebDAV filesystem on OS X copies all files regardless of being changed or not

I am trying to sync from my (Mac) desktop, to an iPad and an iPhone. OS X mounts WebDAV as a native filesystem, but syncing results in all files in my directory structure being copied again. 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 --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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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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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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rsync option --log-file seems is not working

I am using the --log-file option in rsync to see the logs. But when I tried to run, it says: --log-file unrecognized option Here is my command: #/usr/bin/rsync -av -u ...
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Permission problems with rsync

I wanna do daily ssh synchronization of some of my local machines files with my server. I want to do this via rsync, since it sounds the most promising tool for this task to me. Sadly I get the ...
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rsync permissions from Windows (cygwin) to Linux server

I'm trying to sync files from development machine running Windows (using cygwin) to staging server running Linux. I tried rsync -avz --no-p --no-g so synced directories/files would receive default ...
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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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Why every OS still can't resume file transferring? [closed]

I mean, Windows 7, Ubuntu 9.10 and Snow Leopard... All newest and top of line desktop operating system still use regular copy to transfer files, as it seems to me from experience. Instead of using ...
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How to copy only certain files and subdirectories

Hi let's say I have a directory like this: / my_work /dir1 keepdir1.ddd keepdir2.ddd file.cfg (lots ...
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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 switch to only compare timestamps

Is there a way to let rsync only compare timestamps of files, and ignore their contents? That includes ignoring the file size. Just the timestamp. Nothing but the timestamp.
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Rsync and Windows 7

Can someone give me any tips on setting up some sort of Rsync server/client on Windows 7 to run rsync between both my web hosting server, and a backup server that I have running Ubuntu? I've tried ...
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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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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 to arbitrarily map user/group ownerships in rsync

I need to rsync a directory to a remote server so that all files belonging to user X and group Y on the source (local) machine are mapped to user W and group Z on the destination (remote) machine. If ...
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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 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 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 seems to override 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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Why does rsync copy files after copying files manually?

I copied many files in many folders (~54GB) from an ext4 location to another with cp ~/1 ~/2 -d -r -v -i in bash. I then wanted to check that all files were copied correctly, so I ran rsync --delete ...
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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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Rsync out of memory

I'm using a VPS (running Debian) with 512mb RAM. I'm trying to copy some file locally on the server with rsync, but it fails fast with this message: rsync: writefd_unbuffered failed to write 5 bytes ...
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Rsync friendly gzip

I must not be the only one - I'm rsyncing .tar.gz files and notice that every time the full file gets rsynced rather than the differences. Reading into it it seems back in 1999 someone created an ...
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Does rsync --inplace write to the entire file, or just to the parts that need to be updated? (for btrfs+rsync backups)

I was reading several guides how combine btrfs snapshots with rsync to make an efficient backup solution with history. However it all depends on if rsync --inplace modifies only those portions of ...
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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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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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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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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 ...