Rsync to a Remote NAS

Kevin Korb kmk at
Wed Apr 11 16:06:31 MDT 2012

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Using either rsync over ssh or rsyncd which is what I said in my
original reply.  But unfortunately few NAS appliances support those.

On 04/11/12 18:04, Chris Arnold wrote:
> So what would plan A be?
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Kevin Korb"
> <kmk at> To: rsync at Sent: Wednesday,
> April 11, 2012 5:39:31 PM Subject: Re: Rsync to a Remote NAS
> You mean mount -t cifs ;)
> This is a good plan B if the remote system can't support rsyncd or 
> rsync over ssh.  But unfortunately it would mean running with
> --whole-file
> On 04/11/12 17:36, Greg Deback (rsync) wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I don't think rsync natively supports samba shared volumes. You 
>> should probably start by mounting your shared volume, using
>> mount -t smbfs, then sync. See 
>> Greg
>> On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 11:31 PM, Chris Arnold 
>> <carnold at
>> <mailto:carnold at>> 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? -- Please use reply-all
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