Configuring Rsync to run without any user input or Cron job.

Michal Soltys soltys at
Wed Nov 19 21:52:10 GMT 2008

Etienne D wrote:
> Hi !
> I would like to know if it's possible for Rsync to automatically mirror a
> folder and it's content from one deamon to another. (or one client to a
> deamon) Basically I want users to drag and drop files in a folder and Rsync
> to mirror these files as soon as it sees them. A cron or schedule task is
> not a viable solution since we can receive files any time of night or day
> and we need to send them in very timely manner. I was looking into Rsync
> list of parameters, but couldn't find that precise option... We were using
> Double-Take in the past, but it's only giving us troubles. Thanks in advance
> for the tip.

Additionally to what Matthias wrote in another reply about inotify - you 
could experiment with
if you're somewhat used to perl.

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