Basic doubts

jw schultz jw at
Wed Jul 30 10:27:43 EST 2003

Please fix your mailer.  The text contains garbage
characters.  Also, don't indent the start of paragraphs.

On Wed, Jul 30, 2003 at 12:18:52AM +0000, Abhilash Vantaram wrote:
> Hi all,
>    I am very new to the rsync world (as well as the linux world) and have 
> some really basic doubts. Please bear with me.
>    I installed RH 9 on two systems in the same network and Rsync 2.5.5 was 
> automatically installed with it. When I executed the command ?rsync ?avz 
> test.txt /backupdir/ ?, it backed up the file test.txt into 
> backupdir/test.txt. But when I tried the command ?rsync ?avz test.txt 
> system2::home/? , it gave me the following:
>             ?system2 connection refused.
>              Rsync: connection unexpectedly closed.
>              Rsync error: error in protocol data stream(code 12) at 
> IO.c(150)?
> System2 has a fully qualified domain name.
> Could anyone please tell me if I have to start the Rsync server and if yes, 
> how to do it.
> Thank you,
> AV

You don't have an rsync service running.

Take your time reading the manpage section about the eight
different ways of using rsync.  Anything i said here would
just be duplicating that document.

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