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Dec 312009
 

How to mirror a directory to a remote server over SSH?

Answer:

You can use rsync command for this purpose

Assume you want to mirror the local folder "/home/john" to remote server 192.168.1.5, under the folder "/data/backup/", you need to use the following command

rsync -avuz -e ssh /home/john 192.168.1.5:/data/backup/

If you want to dry-run the rsync, use the "n" flag, e.g.

rsync -avuzn -e ssh /home/john 192.168.1.5:/data/backup/

For more options, checkout the rsync document: http://www.samba.org/ftp/rsync/rsync.html

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  1. [...] You need to use other alternative like rsync. [...]

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