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Rsync: syncing back and forth using only one single ssh connection

Friday, February 20th, 2009

Rsync is really handy for transferring files and keeping directories in sync, and it’s damn fast. If you transfer only very little, what takes longest is actually establishing the SSH connection to the server. While this is usually negligible, it has still irked me. Some googling turned up this post. Nice. One SSH tunnel for […]

Remote backups using ssh and rsync

Sunday, March 18th, 2007

Here’s a mini tutorial on how to do fast backups of important files to a remote server. This involves three steps: Getting ssh access to a remote machine, setting up keypair authentication, backing up data with rsync. Requirements: rsync and ssh server on the remote machine, rsync and ssh client on the local machine.