OpenSUSE :: Rsync Backup *cache* Directories And Files?

Mar 4, 2010

I'm creating a backup scheme with rsync.

It is pretty clear not to include these:


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Ubuntu :: Use Rsync To Backup Home Directories To A Nas?

Apr 14, 2010

I'm hoping somebody can find something here that I haven't. I'm trying to use rsync to backup home directories to a nas. First, I NFS mounted the nas and ran an rsync and everything worked out fine. the transfer completed after a few hours and everyting was transferred (lots of stuff!). I then decided that I don't want to leave the nas mounted all the time and I didn't want to automate mounting and unmounting of the nas as I didn't think I could produce a script that would work reliably enough. So I decided to start an rsync daemon on the nas and upgrade via that. I run the following command (results are included. the ^C is me killing it after it hangs).

ryan@server:/etc/backup$ sudo rsync -ax --stats --progress --delete /data root@
root@'s password:
sending incremental file list
data/home/user/Documents/The File.wmv


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OpenSUSE :: Backup Important Files - Automate The Process Using Rsync And Cron

Aug 14, 2011

I would like to backup important files (totaling about 400GB) on my ext 4 RAID 5 array to an ext4 external hard drive over USB (external drive is mounted to /mnt. In the future I'd like to automate the process using rsync and cron so for now I'm using rsync to transfer the files. My problem is that using the rsync command like this: # rsync -Pr "/dir1" "/dir2" "/dir3" "/dir4" /mnt

rsync shows me the checks and transfers for awhile and then throws up an i/o error (wish I had a screenshot to show but I don't). When I ls /mnt I get a similar i/o error. I then check /dev for the drive and find that it no longer shows up. Originally the partition was /dev/sdc1. I tried unplugging the USB at this point, plugging it back in and mounting the drive back to /mnt, however it has now assigned it to (you guessed it) /dev/sdd1. I get the drive mounted and try the original rsync command again, hoping the first error was a fluke or some kind of one-time drive fart. This time it makes it quite a bit further and then throws up the exact same problem. Am I doing something terribly wrong here? As I said, I'm very new to bash so I'm not making some absolutely moronic, newbie mistake.

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General :: Create A Backup Directory And 3 Directories Within That And Some Files Within The 3 Directories And Then Back Them Up Ot Restore Them?

Dec 19, 2009

i am in need of linux help. iam at college and i need this back/restore script to pass this final part of an assessment. i require a backup script that will not only backup but also restore files to the relevent directories. e.g. users are instructed to store all wordprocessor files in a directory named wp. so i am needing to create a backup directory and 3 directories within that and some files within the 3 directories and then back them up ot restore them. l know i should/have to do this myself by been trying to get/understand info for the last few days and came up with zero.

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Ubuntu :: Backup Files To Ntfs With Rsync?

May 31, 2010

well, i know ther are issues when using rsync to copy files to ntfs partition like file permission blah blah. the thing is, i need to backup my music files periodically onto a ntfs partition from ext4. i really dont care about file permissions or any other stuff. when i use rsync, it should update the mp3 files on my ntfs (external) disc with the new ones.can i give a go with this operation? i have lot more important files on the external disc and i dont want this rsync corrupt or delete those files coz they are highly important files.

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General :: Viewing Backup Files But Only In Some Directories?

Oct 26, 2010

I backed up my Laptop with a script, as follows:


#! /bin/bash
growisofs -Z /dev/dvd -dvd-compat -r -v /home

I then installed a new version of Ubuntu 10.04 from disk and copied the files in /home from the cd to the hard. I am able to open, view etc. all the files in most directories except those in /home/documents. There are text files created by gedit, OOWP and several PDF files. I cannot open or view these files, depending: gedit and pdf files gets a Err.Msg. "Don't recognize file type" (it is clearly marked PDF) . The OO files look like rows of 'high bits' and a dialogue box opens giving me the options to change Char. Set, Font, Language, Paragraph break.

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Ubuntu Servers :: Rsync Backup - Transfer Files With Appropriate Permissions

Dec 4, 2010

I wrote a script to wake up my windows machine and do an rsync backup of some of my files. I wanted to make this command a accessible through local bin so I made it executable. However the problem is that when I copies files is copies them with root permissions and i can edit or delete them. How can I set the files so they transfer with the proper permissions for my Ubuntu user?

# Description: This script first wakes up the client machine and syncs the appropriate folders.
# Finally the script shuts down the client if it was off to begin with.
if [ "$(whoami)" != "root" ]; then
echo "Permission Denied"
exit 1
fi .....

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Fedora :: Use Rsync To Backup My Music Collection - Add Files To The Destination Drive?

Mar 6, 2010

I'm currently learning to use rsync to backup my music collection. I have a Firefox tab open to the rsync manual page(s) and have been reading man rsync and running experimental rsync operations.I've been doing this for the last 3-4 hours. I've used rsync for this purpose in the past with disastrous results. What was and is once again (due to a month and a half of file pruning) a 9000 file music collection had mysteriously grown to over 25,000 music files and 80GB of data! This was likely due to the fact that I didn't really know what I was doing with rsync and had never spent too much time learning about all the parameters, what their functions are and how they may relate to my goal.Here are the particulars:

* Source drive is a 500GB disk, /media/sata500/music/.

* Destination drive is a 250GB USB disk, /media/FreeAgent/music, connected to the same computer that houses the 500GB disk.

* I want to copy or backup files from /media/sata500/music to /media/FreeAgent/music.

* I do not want to create ANY duplicates of files that exist.

* I only want to add files to the destination drive if they are new on the source drive, like if I rip a CD and add the contents to the source. I want them copied over next time I run rsync.

Here's the rsync command in it's most recently used form, and probably very immature at this point.


rsync -t -r -vv --stats -i --log-file=/home/glenn/rsync.log /media/sata500/music/* /media/FreeAgent/music/

This appears to have copied all files and folders and I'm satisfied that my goal has been met with some success. To convince myself of this I ran the command and then once it was complete I added 2 new songs putting them in their respective folders on the source drive and ran the same command again. The resulting output was


Two files transferred. Exactly what I want.Both folders now house 20,931 files and use 40.6GB. Identical as far as I can tell.What I'm concerned about are time stamps and play count data, etc. Anything that changes the original file. I don't want this data to cause a file to be transferred as I'm afraid that the new file will be created along side the old file of the same name thereby starting this whole music collection expansion thing all over again. I've invested a lot of time and effort to get it pruned down to where there are virtually no duplicates and albums are correct in that they contain the proper songs in the proper order.

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OpenSUSE :: Rsync Backup : Upgrade To 11.4 64 Bit?

Mar 14, 2011

had some 'files disappearing' probs for rsync after upgrade to openSuSE 11.4 - solution seems to be to add :


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Server :: Rsync Files And Directories From A RedHat Host To A Windows Server 2003R2?

Jun 9, 2011

I'm trying to rsync files and directories from a RedHat linux host(v 4.5 & 4.7) to a Windows server 2003R2 Standard Edition with cygwin running. I'm executing the rsync command from the cygwin shell. The transfer involves rsync'ing approximately 1 TB of data from the linux server to the windows server. After about 280+GB of data transfer, the transfer just dies.

There seems to be no particular file or directory that the transfer stops at. I'm able to rsync GB's of data from other linux hosts to this cygwin server with no problem. Files and directories rsync fine.The network infrastructure is essentially the same regardless of the server being rsync'ed in that it is GB Ethernet running through Cisco GB switches. There appear to be no glitches or hiccups across the network path.

I've asked the folks at if they know of any problems or issues. Their response has been neutral in that if the version of rsync that cygwin has ported is within standards then there is no rsync reason this problem should happen.I've asked the cygwin support site if they know of any issues and they have yet to reply. So, my question is whether the version of rsync that is ported to cygwin is standard. If so, is there any reason cygwin & rsync keep failing like this?

I've asked the local rsync on linux guru's and they can't see any reason this should fail from a linux perspective. Apparently I am our company cygwin knowledge base by default.

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Server :: Squid Cache System - Make It Cache All Files Like .exe .mp3 .avi

Mar 6, 2011

I installed squid cache on my ubuntu server 10.10 and it is work fine but i want to know how to make it cache all files like .exe .mp3 .avi ....etc. and the other thing i want to know is how to make my client take the files from the cache in the full speed. since am using mikrotik system to use pppoe for clients and i match it with my ubuntu squid

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OpenSUSE :: How To Clear Cache - Files Are Adding Up

Jun 23, 2010

I just noticed that my hard drive is filling up with unnecessary files. what is the command to clean it up?

I've had to do this in Mandriva a while ago on my other pc. I'm running opensuse 11.2 KDE 64 bit

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Ubuntu :: Moving Cache And Temp Directories To Ramdrive?

Mar 17, 2011

I just got myself a OCZ vertex 2 SSD and have been moving cache directories to a ram drive to try to help extend the life of my SSD and improve system performance. I have created a ram drive /tmp directory in fstab like soCode: tmpfs /tmp tmpfsnodev,nosuid,noexec,mode=1777 0 0 And have since moved my Firefox temporary files to the /tmp directory and it have gotten me thinking, what else can I move here. I am going to upgrade my computer to have 8gb�s of ram which is way more than I�ll ever need.I would like to move the transmission cache dir there but I don�t know how to. Anyone have any tips on that? I was thinking of maybe a script that will run when I login to create a symbolic link?

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Software :: Run Rsync To Download Files From A Server Without Rsync Daemon?

Sep 18, 2009

I just tried to sync files from one server to another. After the sync process, I found the files are bigger than original ones.

I looked up the web and found someone mentions the rsync daemon. So I have to run the daemon on one server before I run the rsync?

The command I used is rsync --partial --progress -r source destination

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General :: Sync Two Directories Using Rsync?

Dec 24, 2010

I try to sync two directories using rsync.

the source is on Linux, and the other is on windows.

So, I mount the directory on windows using the command mount -t cifs . in Linux system.

Then I execute rsync ....

Everything is OK, but rsync prints out

rsync: chown "/mnt/windows/A/." failed: Permission denied (13)
rsync: chown "/mnt/windows/A/readme.txt" failed: Permission denied (13)

I want to sync the directories without changing ownership.

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Software :: Rsync To Check Two Directories?

Jan 23, 2011

I just burnt a large no. of things to a DVD, and Brasero complained of errors. How do I check whether all the files on the disc are the same as the ones on my HD

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OpenSUSE :: Kmail To Firefox - Url Is Linked To Temp Cache Files

Aug 30, 2011

I'm using Opensuse11.4 and have kmail and Firefox. When I click a url: link in kmail it opens a new tab in Firefox. The problem is that the url is linked to my temp cache files as this file:///var/tmp/kdecache-terry/krun/1589.0.ctt

The tab this opens has most of the link icons stripped out and the links to other parts of the website don't work and I get a "file not found" error and the link is to a file which doesn't exist file:///contribute.php3

This is only a minor annoyance as I can right click > copy the url and paste it to the address bar in Firefox then it works ok. I don't think it anything in either programme that's broken because this happened after an update to Opensuse 11.4 on my previous laptop and has happened again on my new laptop with a fresh install.

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Server :: Rsync Can Not Rsync Files With Include Filter

Jul 21, 2010

use rsync to cp such files and dirs under /var/www/html/mydir directory but these two files(/dir4/1.html /dir4/2.html) cant rsync to dest mechine.

rsync configure file,below...

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General :: Rsync Directories By Path / Filename Only?

Aug 22, 2010

Is there a way for me to rsync two directories comparing only filenames (and not file size, date modified, or any other criteria)?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Creating Cache Files For Fontconfig: Takes Too Long

Mar 26, 2010

I am installing openSUSE 11.2 on a laptop. After installation, reboot, auto-configuration, the screen show lines of text following "Starting SuSEconfig. The latest line is "Creating cache files for fontconfig". I don't understand why this specific operation takes too long; since almost an hour has passed. Is there a way to speed up and complete the process so that I can login and start using openSUSE? I did try hitting the spacebar and moving the mouse but nothing happens.

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OpenSUSE :: Rsync Copying All Files Instead Of Just What's Changed

Jan 11, 2011

During my backups I'm finding that rsync is copying all files, instead of just what's changed.

I'm rsyncing between 2 USB external hard drives. One hard drive is FAT32 and one is NTFS. I've examined some of the files and believe that the difference is that there's a 1-second modtime difference developing in some of the files somehow.

Here's an example. These duplicity files were synced from /media/BACKUPHD (the NTFS drive) to /media/VIDEOHD (the FAT32 drive) only a few hours ago this morning. They have not been touched or changed since then, but that 1-second difference in their time stamps has appeared:

tim@localhost:~> stat /media/BACKUPHD/backups/duplicity/duplicity-full.20110107T145955Z.vol10.difftar.gpg File: `/media/BACKUPHD/backups/duplicity/duplicity-full.20110107T145955Z.vol10.difftar.gpg'


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General :: Sync Local And Remote Directories Using Rsync?

Jul 14, 2010

I have two linux box that i would like to keep in sync. I see option -avz syncs the remote with local but new local files are not pushed.

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Ubuntu :: Rsync Creating Wrong Permissions For Directories?

May 1, 2010

I try to use rsync for backing up some directories and I have to following problem: some files have permissions that prevent me from running rsync under my own user id. So I run it under root using the option "-a" which according to the man page should preserve the permissions, owner and group information:

However, when I run this under root, the directories created in the backup location get user root and group root while ordinary files keep the original user and group. What am I missing here? How can I get rsync to preserve the user and groups for all files, including directories?

Here is a command to illustrate my problem
sudo rsync -a /home/youruser /tmp

If you try that and terminate with Ctrl-C after a few seconds, there will be a directory /tmp/youruser where the directories contained within are owned by root group root.

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Jun 11, 2011

I have 2 folders that are synced using rsync. Right now if I delete a file in the source folder, the destination folder still retains that file. Is there a way to get rsync to delete files if they were deleting at the source?I could not find anything in the man page.not sure if I'm missing something or if that feature just doesn't exist.

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Ubuntu :: Using Rsync For Backup?

Mar 2, 2010

I saw in a magazine reference to using rsync to have identical copies of folders. This looks like something I could find useful as I have a large number of items in need of safe backup.

I have the folders on an old system on a home network and would like to copy these over to a USB Hard Drive.

Currently the folders reside on SFTP and I wish to sync them to a USB port on my laptop.

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Aug 2, 2010

I have a samba share to a windows 7 computer I do not know if I will be able to use backintime or not so I want to know how to have rsync do my backup.I read the man but I'm not sure if I understand the it.on same computer different hard drive to run every hour in a script. Leanne is windows 7 share and backup is the other hard drive in the computer rsync -arvRzEP /media/leanne /media/backup.

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General :: How To Store Files / Directories In Different Different Directories?

Mar 23, 2011

I am writing a script, in that my requirement is, if all the fill types stored in one directory from that we need to separate different different directories based on the file types.

for example in a directory(anish). 5 different types files
1- directory
2- .txt files
2- .sh files

like that and my requirement is the (1- directory is moved to one new directory(dir) which we are given in the script)and (2 .txt files are moved to another new directory(test) which we are given in the script)and ( 2 .sh files are moved to another new directory(bash) which we are given in the scrip)finally the directory anish should be empty..using bash it is possible !!

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Jan 18, 2016

I switched last summer from Windows (used it since Windows 95) to Debian. I'm using Debian Jessie for a couple of months now and I'm getting used a little.

There are problems here and there, but I can solved them with some reading on the web. Not really a big problem...till now

I run Debian 8.2 om my PC (PC1). Bought an older PC (PC2) that I want to use as a backup server.

I'm using PC2 only for making backups, after the backup I switch it off again.

So I installed Debian 8.2 (net-install without DE and with SSH) on PC2 and tried to configure it to let it work as my backup location. Made a public SSH key and exported it to the root account (no problem) and to the user account (sensdeb), but there was an error "Access Denied"

Gave the user (sensdeb) sudo-rights via visudo file

# User privilege specification
sensdeb ALL=(ALL:ALL) ALL

I installed rsync.

The problem is that Rsync only works when I use the root account.

Code: Select allrsync -r -n -t -v --progress --delete -u -l -H -s /media/Data/Mp3/Anastacia root@

When I try to sync with he normal user account sensdeb

Code: Select allrsync -r -n -t -v --progress --delete -u -l -H -s /media/Data/Mp3/Anastacia sensdeb@

I get error's. Access Denied

I don know how to give the user sensdeb the rights so that I can use that account for my backup tasks. Now it's possible to sync with the root account, but that should not be the way to do it, I read many times.

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General :: How To Do Rsync-like Encrypted Backup

Feb 27, 2011

I want to save a backup of my data on a remote server, but never want the backup server to see the data unencrypted. Editing a single file and backing up should not result in everything being encrypted and sent again. The remote server should preferably not even know the directory structure (and especially not the directory names).

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Jun 18, 2010

I'm trying to learn how rsync works to backup my system. I tried:
rsync -azvv /home /media/Elements
I get a folder called home on my external hard drive but when I use ls -l to see the permissions they are all wrong.
On my /home folder the permissions for /nathan are
drwxr-xr-x 48 nathan nathan
The permissions on the backup /nathan folder are
drwx------ 1 nathan nathan

I also tried using the long version of -a which is -rlptgoD and that didn't work either. What do the 48 and 1 mean when I used ls -l? When I look in the /nathan folder the permissions are all screwed up too. A lot of the files are backed up as executable and the permissions are all screwed up. I also ran it with sudo, and that didn't work either. The permissions were still screwed up and ownership is messed up too.

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