Linux incrond inotify: Monitor Directories For Changes And Take Action
Jul 20, 2010, 21:35 (0 Talkback[s])
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"I want to copy (rsync to remote server) a directory
tree whenever file uploaded or deleted in /var/www/html/upload/
directory under Linux operating systems for backup purpose and/or
load balancing purpose without getting into complex file sharing
setup such as NFS or GFS iscsi storage. How do I monitor
/var/www/html/upload/ and its subdirectory for new files and
executes rsync command to make copy back to
"inotify is an inode-based filesystem notification technology.
It provides possibility to simply monitor various events on files
in filesystems. It is a very much powerful replacement of
(obsolete) dnotify. inotify brings a comfortable way how to manage
files used in your applications.
"The incrond (inotify cron daemon) is a daemon which monitors
filesystem events (such as add a new file, delete a file and so on)
and executes commands or shell scripts. It's use is generally
similar to cron."