Questions tagged [rsync]

For questions about the rsync tool, which is a Unix utility for synchronizing files across computer systems.

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Why is finder copy faster than Rsync for local volumes?

I routinely find that the finder is faster for local disk to disk copy operations than Rsync. For instance Rsync on a large directory (100gb with 14000 files) can take many times longer than the ...
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rsync denied to access directory when run with launchctl

I have mounted samba share in "/Volumes/Samba" with full read/write access right to it. I created simple script to rsync files from smb share to folder on my disk, when I lunch script from terminal ...
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rsync doesn't copy some files - failed to open /tmp files

I am trying to copy everything from one disk partition to another, so I have used: > time sudo rsync -aE --progress /Volumes/Files/ /Volumes/xxxx\ archive The copy takes almost 10 hours for ...
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Migration Assistant, rsync, cp and Catalina: How to copy everything in `/Users`

So I just got a brand new 13" MBP and I started with the migration assistant, but it doesn't copy enough from the ~/Library folder. For example, I'm missing my Apple Notes from that machine and ...
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problems resulting from launchd script running when computer is sleeping

I have a Bash script that copies a specified set of files/directories to a remote server via rsync. It is run by launchd as a Global Daemon every day at 3am. The computer is sleeping most of the time ...
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Automator Run Shell Script - Wrong output

I'm using Rsync for backing up a server. I thought I would make use of Automator to create easy backup-executables. And as the server has large amounts of data I need to split the data across multple ...
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How to copy Time Machine directory when rsync can see files but ls can't?

I recently used GNU ddrescue to save a 6TB drive that was having troubles. When I would try to mount the drive, fsck_hfs determined it couldn't be fixed (it was trying to rebuild the catalog b-tree, ...
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Why would running rsync cause the Date Modified value on a particular folder on the source volume to change?

I ran rsync last night to backup some of my drive. When I woke up, the source folder (which is sorted by Date Modified, descending) had a particular sub-folder at the top which I haven't touched in ...
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Directory modification dates on FAT32 USB stick in OSX

I'm moving my files from Windows XP to OSX Sierra, and having trouble with rsync and directory modification dates. For now, I have moved the files from XP to a FAT32 USB drive using XP, and when I ...
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rsync is creating a folder called Archive under /Volumes instead of copying files to mounted share /Volumes/Archive

I am moving data from a Drobo 5D to a NAS (FreeNAS). I am using this command: sudo rsync -a --stats --progress "/Volumes/Drobo 5D" "/Volumes/Archive" Obviously, before I run the command, I mounted ...
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rsync and hard links

I set up a shell script to synchronize two directories, this is the code: rsync -rptDH /source /destination Source is a local directory and destination is a smb mounted NAS drive. I added the -H ...
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Rsync for backups

I have gotten into the habit of using rsync to do my own backups of an encrypted volume containing my personal info onto an external hard drive. I did not use Time Machine, because I do not own the ...
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Unknown Error -22 When Trying to Copy Files from Time Machine

Somehow I've managed to accumulate a bunch of files in Time Machine that don't seem to be capable of being copied out of Time Machine, citing "Unknown Error -22", like-so: sudo cp /path/to/...
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rsync options for maintaining app bundles' symlinks and metadata when copying onto and back from SMB shares?

In the past I've generally used rsync -a to primarily copy data around, but I'm shifting gears to a Windows Server 2019 platform with SMB shares to receive everything from app bundle backups to Photos ...
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Rsync is terribly slow (0,5MB/S) on Catalina but the same rsync job is much faster (50MB/S) running from a Debian VM on the same mac?

i'm reaching out to you guys because i'm at my wits end. I've been trying to figure out why using rsync over ssh is so slow on my macbook (15inch from 2015). Basically i'm trying to backup my home ...
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Does remote copy with scp support the -E flag?

In this documentation page section titled "Copy a file or folder remotely", Apple says scp supports the -E flag, which preserves extended [file] attributes, resource forks, and ACL information. On ...
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How to repair, merge, or “update” (using rsync ?) partially downloaded/backed up duplicate icloud archives?

When I used icloud drive on my mac, and then disabled it, it moved all of my desktop files and documents to an archive. This happened multiple times. Now, I am no longer using this feature and I want ...
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rsync -a not preserving file ownership or group

I'm rsyncing from a remote linux box to my local solid state hard drive on my mac running High Sierra. I'm using the -a switch (archive) which is supposed to preserve the ownership of the group but ...
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does rsync work differently from Mac to Mac-formatted hard drive v. with Linux

I'm trying to figure out if this rsync behavior I'm noticing is specific to copying from a Mac to a Mac-formatted hard drive v. with e.g. a Synology system. Typically, I've been using rsync to copy ...