Rsync to a Remote NAS

Kevin Korb kmk at
Wed Apr 11 15:34:28 MDT 2012

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Rsync does not communicate via smb.  It either communicates to its own
service (rsyncd) or to another rsync command over ssh (like scp does).

On 04/11/12 17:31, Chris Arnold wrote:
> Forgive me if this has been addressed here before. We have a remote
> office that we need to backup to our NAS. We have a site to site
> certificate VPN. The remote site has over 51gb that needs to be
> backed up to our NAS over that VPN. I have tried this command: 
> rsync --verbose --progress --stats --compress --recursive --times
> --perms --links --delete /Share/* /
> smb://
> and it just sits there and appears to do nothing. Does rsync make a
> tarball first and then put it where it is told to put it or does it
> just copy the files/folders over? Maybe it is the
> smb://xx.xx.xx.xx/whatever that is breaking it......the bottom line
> is i need to copy/rsync a directory to a remote server through a
> VPN. How is this accomplished?

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