[smokeping-users] Re: Using Rsync

King, Michael MKing at bridgew.edu
Fri Jul 22 20:47:13 MEST 2005

> /usr/bin/rsync -az --delete -W -e /usr/bin/ssh 
> /usr/local/smokeping/var/[some branch] 
> your.central.host:"/usr/local/smokeping/var/"
> We opted to use the -W (whole file) option since bandwidth 
> usage wasn't a consideration for us. I'm not sure if rsync's 
> partial file support works with rrd files so YMMV if you use 
> that. We sync 6G of rrd files every 3 hours using this method 
> and haven't had any problems in 3 years.

Ok, that's very similar to how we've gotten it working in testing by
hand on the command line.

Do you execute it as a daemon (with --daemon), or do you script it with

I'm now thinking the rsync daemon I've been trying to decipher is using
the rsync protocol itself, instead of an ssh tunnel. (I want to do the
ssh tunnel) so I think I got lost on a topic that wasn't even pertinent

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