[CentOS] rsync question

Kuang-Chun Cheng kcc1967 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 5 05:47:26 UTC 2008

On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 1:35 PM, Mag Gam <magawake at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I am trying to understand the purpose of rsyncd. Why does it exist?
> Why not just use rsync ad-hoc or via script?

The rsyncd is optional.  I did not use it by myself, so can't comment on that.

> Also, to a more serious note. I need to keep a filesystem on 1 server
> and another server synced by.
> What is the best way to do this? I want to have /source and /target to
> be exactly the same. I don't want any extra files in /target. I want
> the timestamps to be the exact same in /target. Does anyone have a
> good rsync arguments I can use? I have been using -avzl but I was
> wondering if there was anything better.

You can try

rsync -avz --delete /source/ /target/


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