Rsync to a Remote NAS

Stier, Matthew Matthew.Stier at
Wed Apr 11 20:50:39 MDT 2012

I have to rsync files between a pair of NAS over a WAN, and since each NAS has an administrative server, we do the rsync 'server-to-server' using SSH.

-----Original Message-----
From: rsync-bounces at [mailto:rsync-bounces at] On Behalf Of Chris Arnold
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 5:31 PM
To: rsync at
Subject: Rsync to a Remote NAS

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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