Backup entire directory using rsync

rsync -avzhP <[[user@]host1:]directory1> <[[user@]host2:]directory2>

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By: funkjedi
2013-04-27 03:14:23

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    0 10 * * * rsync -rau /[VIPdirectory] X.X.X.X:/backup/[VIPdirectory]
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  • 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


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    curlftpfs ftp://YourUsername:YourPassword@YourFTPServerURL /tmp/remote-website/ && rsync -av /tmp/remote-website/* /usr/local/data_latest && umount /tmp/remote-website
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