Bruno Forcier's picture

Hi,

Been trying to rsync the mirror depository of Turnkey Linux into my test KVM host using the following command:

rsync -avzhe --include='*jessie.iso' --exclude='*' --progress ftp.halifax.rwth-aachen.de/turnkeylinux/images/iso/ /var/lib/libvirt/images/ISOs/Turnkey/

This is the error I get Any ideas?

sending incremental file list

rsync: change_dir "/ftp.halifax.rwth-aachen.de/turnkeylinux/images/iso" failed: No such file or directory (2)

sent 20 bytes  received 12 bytes  64.00 bytes/sec

total size is 0  speedup is 0.00

rsync error: some files/attrs were not transferred (see previous errors) (code 23) at main.c(1183) [sender=3.1.1]

I've tried different servers and they report the same failure more or less.

Goal is to get only the jessie ISOs without the signatures or anything else.

Any ideas?

Thanks

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Jeremy Davis's picture

Firstly apologies on the ridiculously late response. I suspect that you may have already figured it out, but posting anyway...

There are some issues with your command:

  • the full address is required; i.e. rsync://ftp.halifax.rwth-aachen.de/turnkeylinux/images/iso/
  • long switches need to go before short ones
  • I don't think the '-e' switch is valid in the context you are using it. I'm not 100% sure what you want to achieve with it...
  • you got the includes wrong - there are no files that are "*jessie.iso"; I think you meant "*jessie-amd64.iso" So this should work:
    rsync --include="*jessie-amd64.iso" --exclude="*" --progress \
        -avzh rsync://ftp.halifax.rwth-aachen.de/turnkeylinux/images/iso/ \
        /var/lib/libvirt/images/ISOs/Turnkey/
    
    However we can still improve it. "--progress" can be shortened to "-P" and "-z" is not supported by most of our mirrors (the isos don't really compress anyway). Also rather than using "*jessie-amd64.iso" you could instead specifiy the version that you are after. I.e. "*14.0*.iso". That will give you:
    rsync --include="*14.0*.iso" --exclude="*" -avhP \
        rsync://ftp.halifax.rwth-aachen.de/turnkeylinux/images/iso/ \
        /var/lib/libvirt/images/ISOs/Turnkey/
    
    And I just confirmed that this does work so you should be good to go! :)
  • Michael Levy's picture

    Hi, we have an NFS lun (EMC VNX5200) with 2 lun's of 15TB each, we are looking for a sync solution of these lun's to a remote site for DR, the date is backup blocks and contains million files with a large daily change, can someone recommend if Rsync can handle the job ?  thank you in advanced.
    Jeremy Davis's picture

    Rsync is a pretty incredible tool IMO. But TBH I don't have a ton of experience with it beyond syncing a few GB here and there.

    I would expect that it would work fine, but like I say, I'm probably not in a position to give you a solid answer. Why not test it and see how it goes?

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