Rsync

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Download Source: http://samba.anu.edu.au/ftp/rsync/src/rsync-3.0.7.tar.gz

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Introduction to Rsync

According to its website, rsync is an open source utility that provides fast incremental file transfer.

Project Homepage: http://samba.anu.edu.au/rsync

Dependencies

Optional

Configuration Information

--enable-acl-support builds with acl support.

Creating the rsyncd User/Group

groupadd -g 49 rsyncd &&
useradd -c "rsyncd Daemon" -d /home/rsync -g rsyncd -s /bin/false -u 49 rsyncd

Non-Multilib

Compile the package:

./configure --prefix=/usr &&
make

Install the package:

make install

Multilib

This package does not provide any libraries so only one installation is needed.

64Bit

Compile the package:

CC="gcc ${BUILD64}" \
./configure --prefix=/usr &&
make

Install the package:

make install

Configuring

If you would like to run the daemon create a config file and then the bootscript.

rsyncd.conf

Example configuration, See rsyncd.conf{5} and/or http://rsync.samba.org/documentation.html for more information:

cat > /etc/rsyncd.conf << "EOF"
motd file = /home/rsync/welcome.msg
use chroot = yes
uid = rsyncd
gid = rsyncd

[localhost]
  path = /home/rsync
  comment = Default rsync module
  read only = yes
  list = yes
EOF

Bootscript

Install the init script provided by the bootscripts package:

make install-rsyncd
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