Basic - Setting up Rsync over the net

Wayne Davison wayned at
Wed Jan 4 17:11:22 GMT 2006

On Fri, Dec 30, 2005 at 02:32:08PM -0600, Idea Works wrote:
> rsync OPTIONS "/cygdrive/c/Docs n Settings"
> user at backupmachine:/cygdrive/c/backups/sourcename
> With 'backupmachine' running an rsync daemon (boss set that up).

If you're wanting to use an rsync daemon, change the : into :: -- a
single colon accesses the machine via ssh.  Also, change the text after
the :: to be a module name and a path relative to the module's path.
However, if the above is working for you, just get turn off the rsync

> rsync OPTIONS /cygdrive/c/backups/sourcename2 :
> user at"/cygdrive/c/Dos n Settings"

The remote names of an rsync command are handed off to the remote shell,
which will split the name on spaces.  The solutions to this are
mentioned in the "spaces in filenames" topic in the FAQ on the rsync
website (one of the solutions is to replace each of the spaces in that
destination with a question-mark).


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