Logging from cron
rsync at CyberCraftCorp.com
Tue Mar 23 18:21:26 GMT 2004
Thanks Brian. :-)
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On 3/23/2004 at 1:00 PM Brian Cuttler wrote:
>We always run rsync from a shell script, sometimes we pipe the
>shell script output to mailx or such. I'm sure you can write
>it to a log file but don't recall the syntax off hand.
>We never run the single command as a cron task, ie never
> 0 23 * * 1-5 rsync
> 0 23 * * 1-5 script1.sh
>I'm sure a number of the OS provided root cron jobs do so.
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>> I've just spent several hours going over several Google searches trying
>to find a way to configure rsync to log into a file named
>"/var/log/rsync.log". So far, every instance where I've found someone
>asking about rsync logging remained unanswered (which is kind of weird in
>> As far as I can tell, the only way to do this is to setup rsync as a
>daemon process so that it will read an rsync.confg. The problem is that I
>don't want to run rsync as a daemon process, and am not interested in
>working from a rsync.confg file if I can avoid it. My rsync command lines
>are being generated on the fly by a perl program running via cron, and
>then shelling the command to the OS (linux) and handshaking via SSH. This
>is working fine, but I need a log to determine what is causing rsync to
>shutdown before completing the full mirror of the server.
>> Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can get a log generated
>from rsync running from the command line?
>> Many Thanks in Advance,
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