[olug] xcopy equivalent

Daniel Pfile daniel at pfile.net
Wed Sep 28 03:03:37 UTC 2005

rsync over ssh should do the trick:

rsync -avz -e ssh user at remotehose:/path/to/dir /path/to/local/dir

If you're looking for a backup app, rdiff-backup is nice. I use it to  
mirror a machine nightly and can go back to any point in time for  
however many days I specify. 45 days of history on a basic server  
(4.5 gig used) only takes 6 gigs to store.

-- Daniel

On Sep 27, 2005, at 9:51 PM, Jake Churchill wrote:

> I have 2 boxes both running SuSE 9.3.  At work I use xcopy to sync  
> data over
> our network.  Is there a way to do that with Linux using scp or  
> anything
> else?  I read the man pages for scp and it didn't seem possible.   
> The main
> reason I want something like xcopy is because I don't want to copy the
> entire directory tree every time, I just want to copy new or  
> changed files
> and xcopy allows that, scp doesn't (as far as I can tell).
> Does anyone know a way to sync drives in linux and only copy new or  
> changed
> files?
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