How to use rsync to copy files, folders and backup in Linux
Posted on: 02/21/2011 10:09 AM

Go2Linux posted a tutorial about copy files and folders with rsync

How to use rsync to copy files, folders and backup in Linux


rsync is a software application for Unix and Windows systems which synchronizes files and directories from one location to another while minimizing data transfer using delta encoding when appropriate. An important feature of rsync not found in most similar programs/protocols is that the mirroring takes place with only one transmission in each direction. rsync can copy or display directory contents and copy files, optionally using compression and recursion.
In daemon mode, rsync listens on the default TCP port of 873, serving files in the native rsync protocol or via a remote shell such as RSH or SSH. In the latter case, the rsync client executable must be installed on both the local and the remote host.



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