Problems getting rsync working...
bradb at sportingwheelies.org.au
Wed May 15 17:30:03 EST 2002
I am having some problems getting rsync working.
No files get copied, although the server HD light DOES come on for about a
second when I run the client rsync command.
The /etc/rsyncd.conf on the server:
uid = root
gid = root
log = /var/log/rsync.log
read only = no
# Email data files from /var/spool/mail on Proxy (192.168.0.100)
path = /home/databackup/
4 drwxrwxrwx 3 root root 4096 May 15 14:34 databackup
The /etc/hosts file on the client:
The /etc/services file on the server:
[root at StorageServer etc]# grep rsync /etc/services
rsync 873/tcp # rsync
rsync 873/udp # rsync
The command which is run on the client:
rsync -avt /var/spool/mail StorageServer::email
I have also tried /tmp but it is still the same.
I am running the command as root, and the root passwords on both systems are
There is no logfile. I have tried to create one and chmoded it to 777, but
nothing gets written in there. I have also tried changing the logfile
location to /tmp but it still doesn't get created.
The client is running rsync-2.4.4-1 on RedHat 7.0 and the server is running
rsync-2.5.4-2 on Redhat 7.3. I have tried to upgrade rsync on the 7.0 PC but
it requires a new version of glibc, which I cannot install due to lots of
Can anyone shed any light on this?
More information about the rsync