rsync to bakup server

Scott Miller srmiller at
Wed Jul 28 21:27:56 GMT 2004

In an attempt to copy a particular directory or file from the "primary"
server to the "backup" server - it looks as though rsync is wanting to work,
but nothing is copied.

primary -
backup -

rsyncd.conf  file (on primary server)
uid = 0
gid = 0
use chroot = no
max connections = 4
syslog facility = local5
pid file = /var/run/
read only = true
list = false
hosts allow =

path = /etc
comment = system config files

path = /var/www
comment = web files

While on the backup machine, I run the following command

[root at fedora-backup root]# rsync -rv

and it produces the following:

-rw-r--r--        4629 2004/05/07 02:21:08 manual/platform/index.html.en
-rw-r--r--        4482 2003/10/14 16:14:08 wordtrans/wordtrans.php
wrote 57 bytes  read 19817 bytes  39748.00 bytes/sec
total size is 8261724  speedup is 415.71
[root at fedora-backup root]#

Now, I put a file in the /var/www/html directory of the Primary server - but
it never seems to get transfered to the backup server.  I even put that same
file in the /var/www directory thinking it was only looking there - to no

Can someone tell me what I am doing wrong?  I'd just like to get the new or
changed information from the primary server to the backup server.


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