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Old 08-10-2016, 03:06 PM   #1
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Equivalent to --remove-source-files for rsync in older versions of rsync


I have an OLD server where the version of rsync it's running does not have --remove-source-files available to it. How else could I do a "move" of files between two servers so the files are deleted from the source only if they transfer to the destination correctly.
 
Old 08-10-2016, 03:40 PM   #2
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Try with SCP : Serverfault

Look at scp answer(9)
 
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Old 08-10-2016, 03:46 PM   #3
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Thanks. but how could I do that recursively to do an entire directory structure, preserving that structure?
 
Old 08-10-2016, 09:09 PM   #4
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Take the 2nd part of that soln and use the 'find' cmd to feed the list; it should also supply the paths for you. You may have to fiddle the paths a bit, especially if they are not identical at each end.
 
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Thanks Chris, I'll see if I can get that going.
 
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Code:
for file in /lx/test/*; do scp -rp "$file" root@192.168.1.15:/lx/scp && rm -rf "$file" ; done
Works good form me. It keeps entire directory structure as it is. Try this.
 
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Thanks. So would it still do the rm even if the scp fails.
 
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X; Y * *Run X and then Y, regardless of success of X

X && Y *Run Y if X succeeded

X || Y *Run Y if X failed
 
  


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