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Commands tagged rsync from sorted by
Terminal - Commands tagged rsync - 44 results
rsync -P -e 'ssh -p PORT' SRC DEST
2011-10-13 08:59:07
User: vickio
Functions: rsync
Tags: ssh rsync

Transfer files with rsync over ssh on a non-standard port, showing a progress bar and resuming partial transfers.

rsync --daemon --port 9999 --no-detach -v --config .rsyncd.conf
2011-09-22 20:48:31
User: pykler
Functions: rsync

An example config file is placed in the sample output along with the command line call to use it.

The rsync daemon here is setup on the destination, thus requiring the read only = false flag. Also it uses uid and gid of root, change as required.

rsync -rv <src> <dst> --progress
2011-08-05 09:29:12
User: fecub
Functions: rsync

-r for recursive (if you want to copy entire directories)

src for the source file (or wildcards)

dst for the destination

--progress to show a progress bar

rsync -vau --exclude='.*' SOURCE-PATH/myfold TARGET-PATH
rsync -avz --dry-run --include="only-include-this-filename" -f 'hide,! */' source/folder/ target/folder/
2011-03-16 16:10:42
User: cybertoast
Functions: rsync
Tags: rsync filter

Applying filter rules is what makes this a really useful command. It's usually a pain to figure out how to sync ONLY files matching a particular pattern, and often one reverts to goofy stuff like find .. -exec rsync ..

The filter hides all folders from the transfer, so that only the matching folders that store the filename are left for the sync.

rsync --progress --partial --rsh="ssh -p 8322" --bwlimit=100 --ipv4 user@domain.com:~/file.tgz .
2011-02-10 14:25:22
User: ruslan
Functions: rsync

The command copies a file from remote SSH host on port 8322 with bandwidth limit 100KB/sec;

--progress shows a progress bar

--partial turns partial download on; thus, you can resume the process if something goes wrong

--bwlimit limits bandwidth by specified KB/sec

--ipv4 selects IPv4 as preferred

I find it useful to create the following alias:

alias myscp='rsync --progress --partial --rsh="ssh -p 8322" --bwlimit=100 --ipv4'

in ~/.bash_aliases, ~/.bash_profile, ~/.bash_login or ~/.bashrc where appropriate.

find /src/dir/ -mtime -10 -printf %P\\0|rsync --files-from=- --from0 /src/dir/ /dst/dir/
2011-01-18 22:23:47
User: pauli
Functions: find rsync
Tags: find rsync

'-mtime -10' syncs only files newer 10 days (-mtime is just one example, use whatever find expressions you need)

printf %P: File's name with the name of the command line argument under which it was found removed.

this way, you can use any src directory, no need to cd into your src directory first.

using \\0 in printf and a corresponding --from0 in rsync ensures that even filenames with newline characters work (thanks syssyphus for #3808).

both, #1481 and #3808 just work if you either copy the current directory (.) , or the filesystem root (/), otherwise the output from find and the source dir from rsync just don't match. #7685 works with an arbitrary source directory.

rsync [options] -- * target
2010-11-18 23:09:17
User: l0b0
Functions: rsync

Using the double dash before the source and target makes the command work fine with weird filenames.

rsync -av --link-dest=$(ls -1d /backup/*/ | tail -1) /data/ /backup/$(date +%Y%m%d%H%M)/
2010-08-05 19:36:24
User: dooblem
Functions: date ls rsync tail
Tags: backup rsync

'data' is the directory to backup, 'backup' is directory to store snapshots.

Backup files on a regular basis using hard links. Very efficient, quick. Backup data is directly available.

Same as explained here :


in one line.

Using du to check the size of your backups, the first backup counts for all the space, and other backups only files that have changed.

zsync -i existing-file-on-disk.iso http://example.com/new-release.iso.zsync
2010-04-20 07:02:37
User: rkulla

Zsync is an implementation of rsync over HTTP that allows updating of files from a remote Web server without requiring a full download. For example, if you already have a Debian alpha, beta or RC copy downloaded, zsync can just download the updated bits of the new release of the file from the server.

This requires the distributor of the file to have created a zsync build control file (using zsyncmake).

rsync --delete -az -e 'ssh -c blowfish -i /your/.ssh/backup_key -ax' /path/to/backup remote-host:/dest/path/
for host in *; do { if [ -d $host ]; then { cd ${host}; for share in *; do { if [ -d $share ]; then { cd $share; rsync -av --delete rsyncuser@$host::$share . 2>../$share.err 1>../$share.log; cd ..; }; fi; }; done; cd ..; }; fi; }; done;
2010-03-11 19:54:31
User: c3w
Functions: cd host rsync
Tags: rsync

traverses e.g. "/data/myhost1.com/myrsyncshare"; logs stderr and stdout. useful with cron.

0 10 * * * rsync -rau /[VIPdirectory] X.X.X.X:/backup/[VIPdirectory]
2010-03-02 17:48:54
User: mack
Functions: rsync

With this cron, rsync begins to sinchronize the contents of the local directory on /[VIPdirectory] with the directory /backup/[VIPdirectory] on the remote server X.X.X.X. Previously we need working on public/private-keys ssh to guarantee the acces to the remote server on X.X.X.X

sshpass -p [password] rsync -av -e ssh [utente]@[indirizzoip]:/directorydacopiare/ /directorydidestinazione
2010-01-31 15:21:14
User: 0disse0
Functions: rsync ssh

Check the ssh_config file and set the variable:

StrictHostKeyChecking no

rsync -rvtW --progress --include='*.wmv' --include='*.mpg' --exclude='*.*' <sourcedir> <destdir>
2009-10-19 10:38:11
Functions: rsync
Tags: rsync

Copying only wmv and mpg files recursively from to

$(while [ ! -z "$(pgrep rsync)" ]; do echo; done; echo "rsync done" | mailx user@example.com) > /dev/null &
2009-08-14 19:46:59
User: matthewbauer
Functions: echo mailx

This will email user@example.com a message with the body: "rsync done" when there are no processes of rsync running. This can be changed for other uses by changing $(pgrep rsync) to something else, and echo "rsync done" | mailx user@example.com to another command.

rsync -rtvu --modify-window=1 --progress /media/SOURCE/ /media/TARGET/
2009-07-05 07:40:10
User: 0x2142
Functions: rsync
Tags: backup rsync

This will backup the _contents_ of /media/SOURCE to /media/TARGET where TARGET is formatted with ntfs. The --modify-window lets rsync ignore the less accurate timestamps of NTFS.

curlftpfs ftp://YourUsername:YourPassword@YourFTPServerURL /tmp/remote-website/ && rsync -av /tmp/remote-website/* /usr/local/data_latest && umount /tmp/remote-website
2009-03-31 18:01:00
User: nadavkav
Functions: rsync umount

connect to a remote server using ftp protocol over FUSE file system, then rsync the remote folder to a local one and then unmount the remote ftp server (FUSE FS)

it can be divided to 3 different commands and you should have curlftpfs and rsync installed

rsync --rsync-path 'sudo rsync' username@source:/folder/ /local/
2009-03-25 21:18:55
User: Alioth
Functions: rsync
Tags: rsync

If your user has sudo on the remote box, you can rsync data as root without needing to login as root. This is very helpful if the remote box does not allow root to login over SSH (which is a common security restriction).