Create a mirror of a local folder, on a remote server

rsync -e "/usr/bin/ssh -p22" -a --progress --stats --delete -l -z -v -r -p /root/files/ user@remote_server:/root/files/
Create a exact mirror of the local folder "/root/files", on remote server 'remote_server' using SSH command (listening on port 22) (all files & folders on destination server/folder will be deleted)

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By: storm
2009-02-11 02:44:00

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What Others Think

I think the extra arguments -l -r -p aren't necessary here, because -a equals -rlptgoD
vizard · 467 weeks and 4 days ago
Much quicker: rsync -avPi /root/files user@remote:/root/files
res0nat0r · 465 weeks and 1 day ago

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