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Old 09-10-2008, 03:04 AM   #1
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rsync not delete non existing files on remote server

hi all!

i need to synchronise files from server1 to server2.

but if i delete some files on server1, after rsync-ing they are not deleted from server2.

i'm using next syntax:

rsync -avz --delete /home/john/server1/* remote.server:/home/john/files/

can you help me where i'm wrong?

thank you in advance!
Old 09-10-2008, 03:22 AM   #2
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What happens if you try

rsync -avz --delete /home/john/server1 remote.server:/home/john/files
(ie remove a /* and / at the end of the source/desination)
Old 09-10-2008, 03:47 AM   #3
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that's it! i just removed * after dir name, and it deletes files!

thank you!!!



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