Even though my job title is "Web Developer" at the organization I work for, I have also become one of the server administrators / office techies / and handy man.
I am working on a backup solution for downloading our website files (from a remote datacenter) onto an external hard drive in our local office, and am trying to update rsync. I have shell root access.
When I issue
rsync version 2.6.8 protocol version 29
amongst all the other information. Obviously this is an old version of rsync. According to rsync's website, the current version is 3.0.6. Unfortunately, I have a Windows computer as my office work station, but at least I've been able to install cygwin. Rsync version 3.0.4 is installed on cygwin.
So, on the RedHat server, I tried running:
and this is what I get:
root@servername: yum update rsync
Loaded plugins: dellsysidplugin, rhnplugin, security
Excluding Packages in global exclude list
Skipping security plugin, no data
Setting up Update Process
No Packages marked for Update
I emailed the datacenter, who is supposed to be keeping our system up to date, and they responded with the following:
I've looked over the server and it appears the installed version of rsync is the latest available from Redhat, and as such there is nothing we can really do to update it in a supported manner.
So why hasn't Redhat updated rsync in their repositories? Or is there something else that I'm missing? Any ideas?