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Trying to use rsync to copy files from one workgroup computer to another

Posted on 2006-07-19
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I am upgrading a server I have  suse 10 on the original and suse enterprise server 9.3 on the new server. The server is used as a file server. I am trying to use rsync to copy all the files/folders from the old system to then new

Below is the command I tried. It looked like it was working but no files were copied.

rsync -a -r -R -W -u --progress  /stuff //newworkgroup/stuff
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Below is a sample of the output from rsync

/disksets/AB-Rockwell Software Disks/9355WABCENE_Core FileSet_Setup/RSLinx/PnP_Drivers/Win9x/1784-PCMK/PCMKUPDT.EXE
       73728 100%  165.14kB/s    0:00:00  (1059, 2.5% of 45584)
/disksets/AB-Rockwell Software Disks/9355WABCENE_Core FileSet_Setup/RSLinx/PnP_Drivers/Win9x/1784-PCMK/RSIPAGE.VXD
        9410 100%   20.89kB/s    0:00:00  (1060, 2.5% of 45584)
/disksets/AB-Rockwell Software Disks/9355WABCENE_Core FileSet_Setup/RSLinx/PnP_Drivers/Win9x/1784-PCMK/R
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-u is update only. If the file already exists (and is very new because it has only just been installed on the *new* server) then the file may not get updated.

Also /stuff is the source and //newworkgroup/stuff

rsync -aruvt --progress  /stuff //newworkgroup/stuff

Is probably what I'd want to do - note the t for preserve times and I'd add the -v (verbose) as well during the trouble shooting process. No R for 'relative'.

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Looks Like thats working, Thanks
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