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Comparing directories on different servers

Posted on 2006-10-22
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Hi, I just wanted to know if i use rsync to synchronize two directories on two different servers.. for example server1:/export/home and server2:/export/home, how can i do that.

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vamsi
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by:Tintin
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Your subject says "compare", but your question says "synchronize".  Which is it?

To synchronize, do

rsync -a --delete /export/home/ server2:/export/home

to compare, do

rsync -na --delete /export/home/ server2:/export/home
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I have put rsync command to run everynight at 2AM and kill it at 8AM, and i wanted to check how much it has got synchronized between the two servers. So i thought i need to compare both the directories to see how much data got synchronized.
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Add -v and --stats to get more details, eg:

rsync -av --stats --delete /export/home server2:/export/home
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thanks tintin
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