rsync usage... and I did RTFM

Daniel Ouellet daniel at
Wed Feb 6 15:58:55 EST 2002

Sure you can. Unless you are looking for a log that I don't know about.

All my server only have ssh and not only the log is written to a file on the
/var/log/rsyncd.log, but I did set it up to email me a copy of the transfer

My crontab have:

15   *       *       *       *       /usr/local/bin/rsync -e
ssh -auvz --exclude "/*/logs/" --delete youruser at yourserver:/sites/ /sites
2>&1 | tee /var/log/rsync.out | mail -s "`/bin/hostname` rsync update" root

I run the server in daemon mode.

The server side is:

log file = /var/log/rsyncd.log
pid file = /var/run/
lock file = /var/run/rsync.lock
read only=yes

And I setup my DSA key on the server to be trusted so that the cron don't
have to enter the password at every time.

Finally there is two great articles on how to setup the SSH side of it with
the passphare instead of empty one.

Hope this help.


-----Original Message-----
From: rsync-admin at [mailto:rsync-admin at]On
Behalf Of Ross Becker
Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2002 11:48 AM
To: 'rsync at'
Subject: rsync usage... and I did RTFM

Hey folks,
   I've been through the rsync documentation, and to the best of my ability,
I dont see how to do exactly what I wish to do. I'd go through the mailing
list archives, but there doesnt seem to be a search function.

Essentially, I need to rsync securely between some sites, but I want logs
written. The problem is,  it appears that using rsyncd is the only way to
get logs, but if you use rsyncd, there's no way to use ssh for secure
transfers. Is there any way to both get logs written and use ssh at the same

  --Ross Becker

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