Mirroring a server

Dan Young dan_young at parkrose.k12.or.us
Wed Mar 6 05:56:39 EST 2002

You might try using the --progress arguement w/ rsync. That can give you 
some indication that it's still working and hasn't hung.

-Dan Young
-Parkrose School District
-Portland, OR

Carl Flippin wrote:

>That may well be. I'll have another go tonight and let it run overnight. Thanks
>for the advice.
>On Mon, 4 Mar 2002 20:50:33 -0500 (EST)
>Tom Diehl <tdiehl at rogueind.com> wrote:
>>On Mon, 4 Mar 2002, Carl Flippin wrote:
>>>I'm trying to use rsync to mirror an entire FreeBSD 4.5 server. This includes the
>>>kernel and quite a few other system level files. As one might expect, rsync hangs
>>>when it tries to copy the kernel file. Has anyone had success with this kind of
>>Are you REALLY sure it is hung?? I rsync the bulk of the Red Hat site 
>>every 6 hours. This is also what I used for the initial whack and it 
>>worked flawlessly. It can look hung but in my experience it is just 
>>working it's magic.
>>Also FWIW I also do a partial of kernel.org (the 2.2 and 2.4 tree + people)
>>so I am doing kernel updates every night.
>>here is my command line:
>># rsync -avH --partial --delete --delete-excluded --exclude-from=$EXCLUDE_FILE \
>>	path_to_source_tree/ destination.
>>......Tom		CLUELESSNESS: There Are No Stupid Questions, But
>>tdiehl at rogueind.com	There Are LOTS of Inquisitive Idiots. :-)
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