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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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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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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Aug 14, 2011

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May 14, 2010

I clone my entire notebook hdd once a month to a USB drive with an identical disk once a month using dd. I would like to find a way to automatically or manually do incremental backups at shorter intervals.

The first problem is that my incremental backup drive is not the same as my full backup drive (which is my clone). Is there some way to backup or copy all files on a document partition modified after a certain date?

The second problem is that my document partition is NTFS-3G. I guess this could be done pretty easily using "dump" if I stored my docs on ext. [I don't because I want to make sure that my docs are accessible from any machine (say in an Internet cafe) should my MacBook die and I need to rip out the hard drive and run to do my homework on another system; that is why I keep my docs on my Vista partition].

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Dec 25, 2010

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Mar 2, 2010

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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 xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx and I wish to sync them to a USB port on my laptop.

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Jun 18, 2010

I'm trying to learn how rsync works to backup my system. I tried:
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On my /home folder the permissions for /nathan are
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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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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).

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root@'s password:
sending incremental file list
data/home/user/Documents/The File.wmv


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Sep 15, 2010

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I was planning on using Backup Exec, since we currently have a licensed copy. Throw the archives from Backup Exec onto the ISCSI server as well, and have it keep a rotating 30 day backup, or something like that. The issue I see here is that this will be creating a deleting files as it does its daily backup rotation. I'm guessing RSYNC will see these as new files, and likely retransmit everything on a daily basis. The question then becomes, is this assumption correct, or will it still know to do a block level incremental transfer even when file names and such are changing?

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Jan 29, 2011

Our backup script was working fine (ssh to the server, back up /home to a second hard drive on my computer). Then right after an ubuntu update, it quit working. I investigated and found that "something" had changed the label on the backup hdd to what looked like gibberish to me. But the script identified the backup hdd by its uuid, which didn't change. Yet, here is the error I get when the backup fails: receiving file list ... done [took about 5 seconds] rsync: mkdir "/media/14D9-3B1F/server-backup" failed: No such file or directory (2) rsync error: error in file IO (code 11) at main.c(594) [receiver=3.0.6]

Note that the backup hdd IS mounted, uuid is correct, and the folder 'server-backup' DOES exist. Does anyone have a clue for me? I'm moderately experienced in Linux and ubuntu. Our server runs centos 5. And as stated, the backup ran fine for several weeks. I think there was a new linux kernel on that update, but at this point a while later I don't know which one. Current kernel is .2.6.31-22-generic.

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Feb 4, 2011

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Is there a way to encrypt this back-up so that if the USB hard drive is plugged into another machine it cannot be read?

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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

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The common example I see for this involves commands like this:

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I've also seen examples using the --files-from tag using the same find parameters and this one seems to ALMOST work but gives me strange warnings and fails to run at all when launched from a script.

Many of the things I've googled about using rsync to backup stuff by the date modified involves a rather snarky "You're missing the point of rsync!" to which I respond by yelling at my computer monitor followed by "JUST TELL ME WHAT I NEED TO KNOW!" I understand that rsync is meant to take care of incremental backups on it's own, that's why I want to use it specifically for a traditional 3 stage backup scheme.

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Oct 14, 2010

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My server is named: server
The windows pc is named: \PC_OF_MARTIJN
The folder where the mount is coming is: /home/bastiaan/backup/mounts
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So what I'm going to add to /etc/fstab is this:
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