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Old 05-08-2006, 08:24 PM   #1
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Rsync Question

I am new to rsync but I followed this guide:

I can get things to work OK but it's doing something that doesn't seem right.

This is my rsyncd.conf file

motd file = /etc/rsyncd.motd
log file = /var/log/rsyncd.log
pid file = /var/run/
lock file = /var/run/rsync.lock

path = /BACKUP/Rsync
comment = My Very Own Rsync Server
uid = nobody
gid = nobody
read only = no
list = yes
auth users = username
secrets file = /etc/rsyncd.scrt

On the client I start like this:

rsync --verbose --progress --stats --compress --rsh=/usr/bin/ssh --recursive --times --perms --links --delete \ --exclude
"*bak" --exclude "*~" \ /BACKUP/* hq:simple_path_name

It all connects OK, I'm doing this as root so it asks for my password and then starts copying files.

However it actually creates a subdir called "simple_path_name" in my root dir rather then copy files into /BACKUP/Rsync

Why does it do that?

Old 05-09-2006, 12:35 AM   #2
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rsync --verbose --progress --stats --compress --rsh=/usr/bin/ssh --recursive --times --perms --links --delete \ --exclude
"*bak" --exclude "*~" \ /BACKUP/* hq:simple_path_name
Itís doing exactly what you are instructing it to do.

rsyncd.conf configures/controls what can be served. It doesnít control simple point-to-point transfers.

You need to flip through the rsync man page and look at the examples.
Old 05-12-2006, 11:12 PM   #3
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Well I been going at this for days now and I can't get it working.

it will always create the "simple_path_name" directory under the used user's home dir.

So what's the point of this entry then?

path = /BACKUP/Rsync


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