[clug] rsync - how to create path on remote server
tony at bakeyournoodle.com
Fri Jun 15 00:17:48 GMT 2007
On Fri, Jun 15, 2007 at 09:50:47AM +1000, Stephen Hodgman wrote:
> 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?
I Assume the is some other directory in C that you don't wnat to
transfer and hence your avoiding:
rsync -zav /A/B/C remotehost::Share/A/B/C
> Or, alternatively, what am I missing here? :-)
> Thanks for your time
I can't think of a better way to do this but you could do:
find A -type d -print0 | ( cd /tmp ; xargs -r0n1 mkdir -p )
rsync -zav A remotehost::Share/.
rm -rf A # or leave it around for later.
This will duplicate the directory structure of /A to /tmp/A
and then clone the empty directories to the remote host.
After that you can just do your rsync, If I understand the problem
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