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Hello,
We have a server based on CentOS, and the RSYNC is used to synchronize files through the night over the remote server.

All works just fine, but I am in a need of RSYNC now, is there a way of forcing the RSYNC to run? So what ever happens at night, I could execute now.. So I can synchronize the two servers on request.

Thank you in advance for the answer.
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by:farzanj
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It should be in the cron.

You can get the rsync command that runs at night by checking your cron scheduler by issuing command

crontab -l

And once you get the command, you can run it on the shell to do the same.

Unless you disable it for the night, it would run again but rsync does incremental copies--meaning that it doesn't do anything if the files are already updated.
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by:woolmilkporc
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I assume that the nightly job is triggered by ron.

If so you can examine the crontabs if you can find this jobs.

Best start with root's crontab.

If you're allowed to login as root do so and run

crontab -l

and search for a command starting in the 6th column which contains "rsync".

Once found you can copy this command (up to the end of the line) and run it as is in a shell.
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by:RafalKa
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Thank you for prompt reply,
in my case the table looks like that:

#  min         hour   dom    moy    dow    command
# (0-59)      (0-23) (1-31) (1-12) (0-6)  (Note: 0=Sun)
# ----------- ------ ------ ------ ------ -------------------------------------a
  15          1      *      *      *      /user1/Remote_Repository/RsyncReposito                                                                                     ry /user1/Remote_Repository

There is no rsync command...

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by:farzanj
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May be the file is a script.  If it is just a directory, it wouldn't make sense.

You will simply have to run that script.  Open it up and see if you see your rsync commands
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/user1/Remote_Repository/RsyncRepository

seems to be a script. You can see its content with e.g. "less"

less /user1/Remote_Repository/RsyncRepository

You should find the rsync command there.  if it looks like the one you're searching for you can run the whole script from a shell (including the parameter "/user1/Remote_Repository"!):

 /user1/Remote_Repository/RsyncRepository  /user1/Remote_Repository
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by:RafalKa
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Thank you for your prompt reply. All worked fine. I have run the script as you have suggested.
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