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Old 05-15-2003, 12:55 AM   #1
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Arrow Mirroring servers using RSYNC


I am using Rsync to mirror servers. I want to know is rsync reliable? and is this the best way to mirror servers?

After every update , I get a mail on root. How can I stop this??

Old 05-15-2003, 07:26 AM   #2
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rsync is used widely for mirroring servers... it's up to the task. If you want to be sure, why don't you do a few spot checks - change a file and see if it gets backed up.

Is it the best way? hmm, what are the requirements? If there are not a lot of changes, rsync is great. rsync is clever about sending only changes over the network - it won't send the whole file if only one part is changed. Efficient in network traffic, and supposedly at a small cost in CPU.

Sounds like you are running rsync from a cron job? Look at the rsync command in crontab (man 5 crontab) -- if you redirect the command output to /dev/null you won't get the email. Sometimes you need the email to troubleshoot though, so YMMV.


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