problem with the delete option

Manuel Kissoyan manuelk at
Sun Jan 21 01:32:19 GMT 2007

Thanx Matt,

i did, in fact i did -vvv but there are nothing useful is why is driving me 
crazy, i was trying to find the problem from a month or so now, any other 

Thank you!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Matt McCutchen" <hashproduct+rsync at>
To: "Manuel Kissoyan" <manuelk at>
Cc: "rsync list" <rsync at>
Sent: Saturday, January 20, 2007 9:33 PM
Subject: Re: problem with the delete option

> On 1/20/07, Manuel Kissoyan <manuelk at> wrote:
>> im trying to backup a cpanel server and made a list in the file with the
>> directories and files to be backed up and also another file with the
>> excluded dir/file list.
>> For some reason when an account is deleted from the server then when 
>> rsync
>> is backing it up is not removing this account directory and files. Any 
>> idea
>> what could be the problem?
>> Im using version 2.6.8  protocol version 29
>> /usr/local/bin/rsync -vrplogDtzH --stats --delete-during --partial --timeout=500
>>  --exclude-from=/root/rsyncexcludedfiles --files-from=/root/rsyncincludedfiles
>>  -e ssh root at xx.xx.xx.xx:/ /home/server1 > /var/log/server1.log 2>&1
>> my included lis:
>> ---
>> /home
> [...]
>> ---
> Your setup looks correct: since you listed /home and used -r, rsync
> should delete subdirectories of /home from the backup when they are
> deleted from the server.  Try running rsync in double-verbose mode
> (-vv) to get more information about why it isn't deleting the
> directory from the backup.
> Matt

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