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 encrypt rsync communication? (rsyncd + stunnel, vs rsync over SSH, etc)

I don't know much about the specifics of rsync, SSH, stunnel, etc, but I'm looking for a way to make rsync backups, but the transfer of data over the network must be encrypted (the credentials, and ...
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Rsync, how can I delete remote duplicates?

I'm trying to delete remote duplicate files without transferring the non-existing files, and without updating the existing files. If I specify both --existing and --ignore-existing (along with -av ...
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Rsync fails for files that start with underscore when destination is zfs

I'm using rsync3.1.0pre1 on Mac OS X 10.8.5, and am trying to rsync one folder to another. The destination is a ZFS volume mounted via SMB. The problem I'm having is that files that start with ...
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External drive has strange files “_*” appearing - culprit is maybe rsync or SMB access?

I'm using rsync to back up folders from my iMac to a WD MyBook and the process seems to leave files such as these: _0O1MN~H.MP4 _2C0X2~3.AVI _ALLYW~B.SRT _VUC69~7 The last one is the most ...
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rsync: large exclusion list adding 10 hours to sync

I have had an rsync backup script running on a Centos 6 box that has been syncing ~410gb of data from a local (LAN) server over a gigabit connection. This script runs hourly, and if there are no new ...
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Keep local folder in sync with Samba share

I have a local folder on my Linux Mint desktop (my Dropbox folder, though that shouldn't matter), and I'd like to keep it synced with my school's "datastore" Samba share, which I can connect to from ...
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Live rsync/directory monitor for Windows?

Right now, we have a central Linux server and several satellite Windows servers dispersed around the region. Every 15 minutes, the Linux server rsyncs files from the others (which are running 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 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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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 error: symlink has no referent

I am trying to configure rsnapshot (which uses rsync) to backup a Windows server but I am having trouble with rsync being unable to follow a symlink on the server to be backed up. Setup: Windows ...
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rsync ssh to ssh to local

Is it possible to perform a rsync to backup files from a server passing by an another server by ssh. And I have to use port 23 from local to server1. So : ssh ssh -p 23 server2 ...
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Rsync do not do anything if files not changed

#!/bin/sh date=`date "+%Y-%m-%dT%H:%M:%S"` rsync -aP --link-dest=/target/current '/source/folder' /target/back-$date rm -f /target/Backups/current ln -s back-$date /target/current This is a little ...
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Running a symlink locally

I am running the same program multiple times over a linux platform. It is compiled at another server, and frequently updated, and it's uploaded over through rsync to all "hosting" servers, which do ...
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Is there a way to verify the integrity of a rsnapshot backups?

I'm using rsnapshot to make daily backups to a second hdd. But how can I make sure, that no file in my backup is corrupted? If I use the checksum option from rsync, the whole backup will take much ...
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rsync - Exclude directories but include files within them

I have an rsync command which I'm using to synchronise two directories: rsync -CurvtOlon --delete /home/source/path/ /home/dest/path/ When I run the command, it recursively scans all of the source ...
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Include exclude patterns rsync relative

I'm trying to sync a large tree on Linux, but include and exclude certain files/directories. My question is regarding rsync's --relative option and how relative paths are handled. Directory structures ...
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Automatically transfer completed downloads from seedbox home

I'm pondering a move to ruTorrent/rTorrent and was wondering how people have gone about automating transferring content from their seedbox to a linux based home server. I'd like to: 1 - Download ...
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hash-based asyncronous directory comparison

I am trying to efficiently synchronize two large directories via VPN over a long distance. Unfortunately I cannot install advanced tools like git or rsync on the remote server due to company ...
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Which filesystems support hard links (rsync) to backup a Mac?

I want to make a rsync-style hard-link backup from Mac on an external hard drive, but I cannot decide for a file system. It should be (preferably natively) readable from other operating systems. ...
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Where did my rsync'd file go?

I just copied a very large file (> 10 gb) from one EC2 server to another using rsync: rsync -asv -P xtrabackup_2012_07_08_21h20m.tar.gz staging:/mnt/backups This took a couple of hours. Then, after ...
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Efficient mirroring of directories using hardlinks

I'm backing up my music collection on to a number of NTFS-formatted external hard-drives; however, as I store my main collection in FLAC and have my library on my laptop as MP3s to save space, I want ...
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Rsync equiv of “do not terminate”

Is there anyway to not terminate, but instead when this type of error is encountered? sent 605.85M bytes received 19.89G bytes 483.43K bytes/sec total size is 248.71G speedup is 12.13 rsync ...
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rsync cygwin also hangs without ssh

I've been using rsync installed via cygwin on two Windows 7 PCs to sync my music and picture collection, but eventually it always stops transferring after some time. I've googled and it seems that ...
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Rsync from Linux to Windows producing problems with back slash

I know if I was having an issue with rsync with characters I'd use --iconv= - but this issue is some file names have black slashes in them, and I don't have the ability to rename the original files. ...
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How to achieve NAS to NAS rsync for offsite backup?

I'm interested in a home NAS solution that would look like this: local NAS box for home backups remote NAS box (at my parents) as an offsite copy periodic rsync over the internet from "local" to ...
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How does rsync behave with --append and --link-dest together?

The question refers to the case where a file exists both in the origin and the link-dest folder, but it's larger in the origin. Will it hard-link it and append inplace (thus modifying the file in ...
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Backup to Synology NAS using rsync or NFS and hardlinks

I want to backup data from a Windows (Vista) computer to a Synology NAS (210j). The NAS supports FTP, SMB, NFS and also allows a rsync daemon to be set up. I want to backup different folders to the ...
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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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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 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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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 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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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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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 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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rsync to machine A via machine B over ssh

rsync to a remote machine A over ssh is simple. rsync -v -e 'ssh user@A' local-file ... connecting to a remote machine A via another remote machine B is also simple ssh -t user@B ssh user@A How ...
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How to output file sizes in human-readable format in an rsync logfile

I know that the -h option outputs filesizes in human-readable format when, ex, displaying the transfer progress with --progress, but is it possible to get this same file size formatting in the log ...
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How to rsync merge two paths into one; opposite of --inplace

I have a large remote directory: remote://server/pathA/zupertoll And a large local directory that is 95% the same as the remote directory: local:///home/pathB/zupertoll I want to copy zupertoll to ...
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rsync: Exclude files included from --files-from

I'm on Mac OS X. I have a source file list that contains files that sometimes don't exist. So I want to exclude them on those occasions, like this: /usr/bin/rsync -av --progress --delete ...
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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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mv backup but instead of creating tilde directories, create tilde files in subdirectories?

I have 2 deep directory structures that are (probably) identical and I want to end up with a single one, but not auto-resolve existing conflicts (I'm guessing rsync would clobber something). I just ...
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I have a very large rsync job that fails during 'receiving incremental file list"

I have a multi-TB backup that I'm trying to move. It's an rsnapshot-like collection of many dated directories that are 99% hardlinks to unchanged files and some new files. The job runs for many hours ...
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How to backup incremental with rsync with diffrent location for incremental changes?

I want to do incremental backup with rsync in centos. but I want to have a full backup in a specific folder and for incremental changes I use to another folder with time stamp. Is it possible and how? ...
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Copy files to location, skipping duplicates (in source and dest. location)

I have an external hardrive I think is running down breaking (unable to delete some files from it). I copied a bunch of files over already but ran out of space. How do I dedup while copying/How to I ...
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Backup with rsync in an encrypted folder

I want to backup a folder from a remote server in a local folder encrypted with encfs. The files in the remote folder are owned by different users and I want to keep ownerships. The local folder is in ...