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Old 04-26-2012, 01:41 PM   #1
alaios
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Rsync help


Dear all,
I have few questions regarding rsync and I would like to ask for some advice.

So far I am having all my Documents (folder inside /home/user/Documents/Documents-remoteServer) folders in a remote server, I mount that one through sshfs and currently I am having quite few problems with its performance.

I have decided
a. buy a new large hard disk
b. move all that remote content locally to my hard disk
c. use that remote space only for backing up files

1)If I understand right this brings into the game rsync which can make "accurate" copies. If that is right can u give me few hints houw the command should like when I copy the files from remote server to a local hard disk now?

2) Lets say that one is complete I am also thinking to use the old remote server to taking backups file of my work. If I understand it right rsync would only copies changes to files made and this will reduce a lot the network throughput needed. Is not that right? I gues a crontab entry of rsync would make it work. The only thing that concerns me now if how rsync will behave when at the beginning the local files that I would have on my hard disk (those that were copied at step one) would be 99% same with those in the remote server. Would that be a problem?

I would like to thank you for your help and support

B.R
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Old 04-26-2012, 01:51 PM   #2
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If that is right can u give me few hints houw the command should like when I copy the files from remote server to a local hard disk now?
I don't know if u can give you hints, since I don't know who u is. But I can give you a hint.
Code:
rsync -a --progress user@server-ip:/path/to/your/documents/* /path/to/your/local-documents
This will copy all files and directories (-a option means copy recursively and preserve file permissions) from the directory /path/to/your/documents/ on the server server-ip to the local path /path/to/your/local-documents. rsync will login as user to your server to do that and show progress bars (--progress option).
For more info on rsync
Code:
man rsync
is a very good source.

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If I understand it right rsync would only copies changes to files made and this will reduce a lot the network throughput needed.
Correct.

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The only thing that concerns me now if how rsync will behave when at the beginning the local files that I would have on my hard disk (those that were copied at step one) would be 99% same with those in the remote server. Would that be a problem?
Sorry, I don't understand that question, please describe that in a different way.

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