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How To Use Rsync for Local and Remote Data Transfer and Synchronization

Jul 05, 2018, 08:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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Rsync is a fast and versatile command line utility that synchronizes files and folders between two locations over a remote shell, or from/to a remote rsync daemon. It provides fast incremental file transfer by transferring only the differences between the source and the destination locations. Rsync can be used for mirroring data, incremental backups, copying files between systems and as a replacement for scp and cp commands for everyday use. In this tutorial, we will show you how to use rsync through practical examples and detailed explanations of the most common rsync options.

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