[clug] rsync - how to create path on remote server

Stephen Hodgman steve at namsys.com.au
Thu Jun 14 23:50:47 GMT 2007

I have a problem that I cannot see a way to solve with rsync.
We have a remote rsync server that we do not have shell access to, only 
I need to create a backup of a directory tree on that server but I do 
not know if the the complete remote path exists.
e.g. My path is /A/B/C/D/ and I need to put this under the remote server 
tree /A etc
However, if for example the "C" directory does not pre-exist on the 
remote server my command
rsync -zav /A/B/C/D remotehost::Share/A/B/C
will not work.  If the "C" folder does exist it will.  How do I get 
rsync to "auto create"  the "C" folder?

Or, alternatively, what am I missing here? :-)
Thanks for your time

Stephen Hodgman
Namadgi Systems
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