has anyone ever tried getting rsync running? I have a 1TB MyBook and so does my brother & dad…we'd like to setup a round-robin mirror for off-site backups… I was thinking a hacked MyBook with rsync and cron would be perfect!
I haven't really played with it but having once been a fan of Gentoo I learned some about rsync then. I won't have time to tinker for awhile now but I'd be interested in seeing what someone else comes up with.
I think the hardest part will be obtaining rsync clients for windows.
ditto. I'd like to see if anybody has had success with this, and if performance is better then with the smb shares. I'm thinking cygwin + rsync + hacked mwb would make a great backup solution. Shut of encryption for lan synchronization and see how fast it runs.
I NFS mounted the MyBook and used rsync between two local mount points (my old RAID array, which I plan to decommission, and the new MyBook). Performance is notably faster, but this could be NFS as much as rsync, and it's not true "remote" sync, either. Once I have all the data over there, I may look at building rsync onto the MyBook, but NFS mounting it is working great at the moment.
I'm running rsync over ssh and its working like a charm. Not terribly fast but still working.
Any details randomhacker on what you had to do? I don't believe rsyncdaemon is running by default.
Also are you rsyncing to or from the MB?
the daemon doesn't need to be running
rsync -avz /src/ desthost:/destination
I'm getting about 118 KBytes/Sec pulling from a SMB share to the mybook II in RAID 1 configuration across the net. Thats going to a
I am using rsync to mirror one WD MyBook World to another one. Both are operating in Raid mode.
My performance results are the following:
Using rsync over ssh I got on the order of 200kByte/s (not really sure any more), with the rsync server
I got 1.8MByte/s (average) and was able to transfer about 200GByte without problems in little more than a day.
I have no idea how secure the rsync server is and would only recommend it behind a firewall.
In both cases the packages available on the mybook are sufficient.
Perhaps describing my setup can inspire some or get comment from others. Perhaps we could make it an example case?
I'm using rsync without ssh because I trust my home network and want a speed increase. Looking at 'top', it seemed rsync was hardly using any processor time so I enabled compression within rsync.
Following is my backup command, running from my Apple-modded rsync 2.6.3 on my laptop:
time rsync -zavu --stats ~/Documents/ 192.168.255.5::docs/
I will not bother you with the stats: they are useless for I am running rtorrent at the same time.
On My Book, I have the following at the bottom of /etc/rsyncd.conf:
[documents] comment = "Documents mirror" path = /shares/internal/DOCUMENTS hosts allow = 192.168.15.55/24 127.0.0.1/8 list = true read only = no use chroot = yes
I use rsnapshot (which uses rsync) on my server, http://www.rnsapshot.org. It syncs over the internet through a VPN with my parents server and puts it the nas. I have mounted the nas on my server via NFS.
Now that the first sync is complete (100GB over the internet is slow :) each sync takes about 1 hour, the disks are really slow on the nas. When I did it to a disk locally on the server it took about 10 minutes with a overfilled and fragmented disk.
Could you please post your rsyncd.conf file
Thanks in advance
i am using the following rsync -r -I —size-only -u append /shares/external/Hitachi/Partition 1/Movies /shares/internal/PUBLIC/Movies leave it running for over 24 hours and it seems to not finish should be doing about 300-400 gb but still has been run multiple times over same period and still seems not to complete any ideas? also tried without the -u