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Old 06-02-2006, 11:33 AM   #1
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rsync over ssh

I need to copy 10gb of files from one server to another. this is what I've tried:

rsync -a -e ssh /home/schfree/private_html

but I can't get it to work. I get this error:

ssh: schfree: Name or service not known
rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (0 bytes read so far)
rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(165)
Old 06-02-2006, 01:43 PM   #2
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Why not just use SCP (SSH Copy)?

scp -r user@host:/home/schfree/private_html /home/schfree/private_html
Old 06-02-2006, 01:55 PM   #3
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thanks! looks like it's working good.

will that overwrite files that are already on the destination or will it skip those? I also noticed it doesn't show what directory it's in. but still, it's working :-D

Originally Posted by Aeiri
Why not just use SCP (SSH Copy)?

scp -r user@host:/home/schfree/private_html /home/schfree/private_html


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