Logging rsync transfers
hamish at iskmweboffice.com
Wed Apr 19 07:51:18 GMT 2006
I run rsync on a server and I backup our office PCs to it using cwRsync
on Windows PCs. The command I use to backup these PCs is:
rsync -vbalz --stats --backup-dir=/yesterday_backups/
--rsh="ssh" . username at mydomain.com:/path/to/folder
On the server, I have the rsync service started at boot and it accepts
connects when they are made using the above command. I think this is
daemon mode, is that right? I do not have precreated rsync backup
folders which the computers backup to using commands like:
|rsync -aPv rsync://pub@your-ip-or-hostname/pub/someDirectory
when one has a corresponding entry in |*/etc/rsyncd.conf .
I do not have an rsyncd.conf file at all.
My question is: I would like to know more about my computers when they
connect and backup, but the only log I get is a line in the system log
file looking like:
Apr 19 04:36:23 hostname : running: /usr/bin/rsync --server
-vblogDtpRz --backup-dir /yesterday_backups/folder/ . /pathtofolder/
(username: username(1033), IP/port: xx.xx.xx.xx yyyy 22)
THis is the only log I get. Is there a way to configure it so that I
gather more logging information (eg, which files are transferred, any
errors etc) even though I do not use the *|rsync:// backup method?
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