OpenSUSE :: Way To Get Rsync To Delete Files If They Were Deleting At Source?
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.
I have a strange issue, when I run my build on my modules. GNU make keeps deleting the source *.c files from all of my modules. It says that they are intermediate files, and deletes them. I have the source files declared as such in the Makefile.
I'm using the command below to sync two directories. Problem is insted of deleting the files on the target directory it simply appends a ~ character at the end of the file name. Not sure why this is happening?I'd like to have all deletes on the source replicated on target.
We have an rsync cron job set up to mirror all the files in a "..dashtdocsdocs" folder to the same folder on another server. It copies all the files over correctly and deletes any files in the "docs" directory that aren't in the sending directory, but it also deletes any files we put in the target directory's parent folder (..dashtdocs or other subfolders like ..dashtdocsimages) even though they've been excluded in the .rsync-filter file.
So for example server A has ..dashtdocsdocs and ..dashtdocsimages. Server B has ..dashtdocsdocs but if I manually copy the images folder over to ..dashtdocsimages, the images folder gets deleted from the target directory every time rsync runs.
I'd like to keep just the docs directory synched and update other folders manually, but they keep getting deleted. It looks to me like it's running a delete-excluded option, but that option wasn't used.
I know that rm -i will prompt wether you want to delete each file.But rm -i -r will prompt for each file in each subdirectory recursively. How to make it prompt just for the directory itself, and then delete its contents without asking?How to delete all the files in a directory without deleting . and ..?How to recursively delete all tilde files in a directory?How to GUI file managers delete files to Trash? Where is this "Trash" located? Can you delete to trash in the command line?
I built a script that downloads my podcasts using Gpodder into the directory /HOME/SHARED/PODCASTS/ (with a subdirectory for each podcast)The script then selects the latest episode and copies it over to a target directory (it empies the target directory first and copies over everything) I want to use RSYNC to make sure the 'not so fresh' episodes get deleted and the "fresh" episodes get copied over. Then dropbox can sync the "new" files over to the cloud where i can access them via my ipad/iphone (whole other story).The thing is : i've replaced the cp command with the RSYNC command and now the script is acting strangely.
It selects and sync's over the "newest" podcasts to the destination directory. Then it suddenly DELETES all the episodes in the destination directory and copies over the three last files.
I got an external enclosure to use an old hard drive as a usb external hard drive for backing up files to.mI tried deleting all the files but there are quite a lot that cannot be deleted Nautilus saying "permission denied".
The harddrive had/has ubuntu 10.4 on it.
Do i need to delete all the files & folders from terminal? I'm running OpenSuse 11.3 in gnome. So i've got Gnome Terminal.
i built a rpm package, which i figured out later that i wont be needing, so i deleted the rpm file and also the build package put together they were abt 5.8 GB... but my system monitor shows that only 700MB of space is available the 5.8 GB is not visible but its gone
I run a dedicated opensuse 11.1 server with apache (2.2.10-2.9.1) installed. This box has been running for nearly 2 years hosting several low traffic websites. I must admit that I did not give lots of love/attention to the machine over that period. It ran rock solid. The different websites each have their own associated user account and are stored in their own /home/name/public_html/ folder. It was setup through Webmin. Each domain name is also linked to a unique IP (the box has multiple available IPs), however this is configured at my domain provider. All in all a very simple and straightforward setup that never let me down most of the past decade.
Recently the sites on the machine were no longer responding. This happens each other year or so since I write my logfiles to a separate partition. Was df -h and indeed, partition was full. Removed logfiles manually, and while I was at it I decided it was time to run an online update (yast2 / online update that is). Rebooted machine after yast telling me to do so. Sites are no longer working. Can no longer login to webmin. Only thing what works is the 'root' webpage (/srv/www/htdocs folder), which makes me rather clueless as the other sites are just not responding at all, not even a timeout or error message.While I know that deleting logfiles manually is quite stupid, I've done it fore and not really ended up in trouble.
Hence my questions: does this sound familiar to anyone and do you mind to give me a clue about where exactly I should start to look. It's been ages since I actually administrated apache, so I might overlook the obvious. Long story short: any tips are very welcome about what I should check first, what config files might have been changedith the update, etc ...
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:
Code: tim@localhost:~> stat /media/BACKUPHD/backups/duplicity/duplicity-full.20110107T145955Z.vol10.difftar.gpg File: `/media/BACKUPHD/backups/duplicity/duplicity-full.20110107T145955Z.vol10.difftar.gpg'
Im assuming there is a simple answer for this but I have yet to find it in forums. I have 2 partitions mounted on my ubuntu desktop, one is Windows C: drive labeled "Core" and the other is D: drive labeled "Reserve" but for some reason I have a second Windows folder on my desktop, when I attempted to delete it it began to delete the Windows files as well, one forum said to right click and "remove from desktop" but this option isnt in the menu. How can I just delete the folder?
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.
I want to synchronize sets of files (e.g. from or to flash memory). rsync is powerful, but --delete option is dangerous. Anyone know whether there's a way to do --delete interactively, i.e. get rsync or some near equivalent to ask (y/n, in a console window) before deleting?
I would like to use rsync to keep the hard drive in my media server synced with my video collection on my linux server. The media server I believe is running some version of linux running samba. I mount the media servers share to a folder on my linux server & use the following command: rsync -a -vv --delete /home/shared/Videos/* /mnt/WDLive/Shearer Files/Movies/
However, it does not delete files on the media server that I delete on the source. I also created a new folder on the source & moved some of the files into it. When I ran rsync again, it created the new folder on the media server, but it recopied all the files from the source again, instead of moving the files which were already on the media server into the new folder, so no I have 2 copies.
wrote a script to sync my netbook music with my server music and everything was fine.but if for some reason lets say i run it accidently and i'm not connected to my network, i just wiped my netbook music .here's what i got so far:
i need to have the --delete option in rsync (say i sync it and realize i hate some music, when i delete it from the server i don't want it still on the netbook.i want an if statement in here somehow, but i'm not sure how to do it.something like, the first command in the script should be a ping test, if ping doesn't work end the script, if ping does work continue or if the server music gets mounted to the created directory continue, if the mount failed, or even in the mounted folder is empty stop the script
what can i do here to ensure i can keep the --delete and not have to worry about losing my music if the mount fails?
I installed cygwin with rsync on a Win XP Machine. My goal is to backup a folder from one hard drive to another (both on XP machine).
I run the following command from a batch file:
Works fine except the --delete flag is not working. Copies everything in source to destination, but doesn't delete some extra files that are present on the destination, but aren't on the source, which it's supposed to. I looked at the rsync man page, and I'm doing everything right... such as not using wildcard.
The same command works perfect on another computer (XP machine; source and dest both on XP machine).
Can I just go in a delete all the files in tmp? Or, do I need to be more careful? I noticed that a lot of flv fragments go in there. I did just delete those because I couldn't see how they could be useful again. What about all the other stuff?
I can't delete any files bigger than 4 Go. I got a message telling me that my trash is full and I should empty it. But there is nothing in it. Is there any thing I can do to be able to delete files over 4 Go?
i've used the firefox add-on FireFTPseveral years and like it a lot...simple and handy..but the version 1.99.4 loaded on my openSUSE 11.4 is unable to deleteocal files..previous versions, a right click on a local file and select "Delete"would result in the file being deleted...current version: same action results in a pop-up error "Unable to deletefile." _and_ the creation, in the local directory of a new sub-directory/home, it including an empty sub-directory /.Trashi'd wish another user to confirm that undesired action and join my bug
I used imagewriter to create an iso for an os. I now want to remove the files that where created from this process but they are locked. I have tried to reformat the drive using partitioner but 2 USB drives show in dolphin after this process and the files still remain.
I noticed in my system that my root partition is getting full. I found a lot of old compacted syslogfiles. Had a look at etc/sysconfig editor eg cron but could not find a setting which allows to delete files older than a month. Where and how could I influence this ? I deleted manually all syslog files older than a month. Approx 6GB