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Re: Can scp be used to update a directory?



On Saturday 18 March 2006 17:34, Pedro Fernandes Macedo wrote:
> Anne Wilson wrote:
> > Really?  I had completely misunderstood, then.
> >
> > Any advice/caveats?  With a man page running to 34 pages it will take a
> > bit of digesting ;-)
> >
> > Anne
>
> Here's a sample of what I use every day to sync my home directory to
> another machine where ssh runs on port 8090, excluding the Cache of any
> mozilla based browser (--exclude=Cache) , deleting any excluded files
> that by accident may have been sent to the destination and files that
> have been removed (--delete-excluded includes --delete) and copying the
> contents of symlinks, instead of copying the links (--copy-links).
> rsync -avz -e 'ssh -p 8090' /home/pmacedo/ my_other_machine:~/sync/
> --delete-excluded --exclude=Cache --copy-links
>
> One caveat: you must be running rsync either from the source or the
> destination machine, since rsync wont do remote to remote syncs using ssh.
> That's usually what I use and I've never needed any other options
> besides those to do any type of sync.
>
Hmm - I'm getting something badly wrong here:

[anne david ~]$ rsync -auvz /home/anne/ ssh:anne borg:/home/anne/  
--exclude .* > ~/Desktop/rsynctest.txt

gives

rsync: link_stat "/home/anne/ssh:anne borg:/home/anne/." failed: No such file 
or directory (2)

Then it goes on to try to access the other users' directories:

rsync: opendir "/home/anne/../gillian" failed: Permission denied (13)
rsync: opendir "/home/anne/../lost+found" failed: Permission denied (13)
rsync: opendir "/home/anne/../david" failed: Permission denied (13)
ERROR: destination must be a directory when copying more than 1 file
rsync error: errors selecting input/output files, dirs (code 3) at main.c(410)
rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (8 bytes received so far) [sender]
rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(420)

(I'm deliberately leaving out the -r, for the moment.)

Anne

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