[CentOS] rsync problem

Yiorgos Stamoulis yiorgos-lists at stamoulis.eu
Wed Nov 14 22:06:09 UTC 2007

Scott Moseman wrote:
> I have a simple script that sends one file to two locations on the
> same destination server.  Here's the code:
> DEST="remotehost"
> SRC="/home/boss/application.conf"
> DST1="/home/user1/application.conf"
> DST2="/home/user2/application.conf"
> RSYNC1=`rsync -caW -e ssh $SRC $DEST:$DST1`
> RSYNC2=`rsync -caW -e ssh $SRC $DEST:$DST2`
> This runs every 5 minutes.  What I'm seeing is the first location
> occasionally gets a *partial* file, but the second location never has
> a problem.  There does not appear to be any obvious correlation to why
> this would be happening.  I have never witnessed the problem when
> running the script by hand to try and duplicate, witness any error
> output, etc.
> Any idea how to troubleshoot?  Or how I can get rsync to verify the
> file has been transferred without error?  A more reliable alternative
> than using rsync for this situation?
> Thanks,
> Scott
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also, instead of running rsync twice between local & remote host, you 
may want to run it once between local & remote and once between the two 
remote host locations. 

Or even just do a ssh $DEST cp $DST1 $DST2 as a conf file will be small 


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