[TriLUG] setting up rsync
Aaron S. Joyner
aaron at joyner.ws
Mon Feb 9 16:08:40 EST 2004
spain at ncssm.edu wrote:
>Anyone have any relatively simple instructions for setting up adn/or using
>rsync to synchronize html files between 2 webservers?
>Jamil Hassan Spain
>NC School of Science and Mathematics | External Programs
>Web: www.dlt.ncssm.edu <http://www.dlt.ncssm.edu/>
>Email: spain at ncssm.edu <mailto:spain at ncssm.edu>
A crontab entry something like this should do the trick:
*/2 * * * * /usr/local/bin/rsync -a --delete -e ssh --exclude
This will sync the directory on the local host with the remote host
every 2 minutes. It will always consider the local host to be
authoritative, and if something is deleted locally, it will delete it
remotely on the next sync. If something is changed on the remote side,
it will get blown away on the next sync.
A few things to consider:
If you use the "-e ssh" switch you'll need to ensure that you can login
to the remote host without requiring a password, as the user that the
cron job is running as. For more information `man sshd` - that's beyond
the scope of your question.
If you don't use "-e ssh" (and thus don't funnel it over an ssh tunnel)
you'll need to setup rsyncd on the remote host. Haven't done it
personally, as I've always done it the other way.
I just saw David M.'s post right before I went to hit send. Note that
-a preserves permissions.
As always, `man rsync` for more info, and some relatively good
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