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Questions tagged [rsync]

'rsync' is a synchronization protocol originating on Unix/Linux platforms, but also has been ported to Windows. It is used to synchronize files and directories.

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ADB push sync but delete files at destination that don't exist at the origin

I'm sure I did this a few months back, but I'm drawing a complete blank. I'm syncing my music using from my computer to my phone via usb using: adb push --sync local remote That's all fine until I ...
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adb-sync along with rsync for fastest way to backup gigabytes of media & photos file to HDD disk regularly

I have a 512GB Android phone with 150GB+ 15k+ photos and videos. Step 1. On my Macbook, I used better-adb-sync with a USB cable and debugging enabled to copy a large amount of files from my phone to ...
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Whatsapp media and Android 11: media folder changed?

After upgrading my OnePlus 6T from Android 9 to 11, all my images disappeared in WhatsApp, with typical error message: "Sorry, this media file doesn't exist on your internal storage" The ...
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How to make rsync save a huge file entirely?

I have tried to sync from a Linux device to Android device using Rsync Wrapper. The source file size is about 6 GB. But the problem is that the file manager shows the destination file is much smaller. ...
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How do I run the latest version of rsync as root with SimpleSSHD?

SimpleSSHD is a free (open source, no ads) SSH server based on dropbear that supports scp, sftp, and rsync. How do I run the latest version of rsync as root when accessing my phone from a remote host?
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Installing rsync on Android to transfer files from Android to OSX

I am trying to use rsync to transfer some files from my Android phone (Samsung Galaxy S10+ / Android V10) to my local machine (OSX / Mojave). I did the following: Installed SSH/SFTP server on my ...
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Running an rsync server on an Android device over a non-WiFi, cell-based connection? [duplicate]

I asked a somewhat similar question to this recently (see Rsync-like downloads over adb?), but what I'm asking here is a little bit different. Also, if this question belongs in a different forum, I ...
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Rsync-like downloads over adb?

NOTE: I asked a similar question here several days ago, but I was told to re-post it to "Stack Exchange Software Recommendations", which I did. Now, I posted this current question to "Stack Exchange ...
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rooted device: how to run SSH server persistent even on reboot

I (linux user but not an expert) just moved from iOS to android, my device is rooted (Samsung s9) and I want a ssh server running all the time on my android device (I prefer openssh over dropbear) ...
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Backup of internal and SD storage via script (USB)

tl;dr I want to backup my internal storage and SD card contents when connected via USB cable due to potentially large amounts of data I don't want to use WiFi-based programs failed attempt at using ...
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zsh scp completion of remote files doesn't work when running SSHHelper

Running SSHelper is a great way to access files on your phone. But completion of remote files (scp and rsync) using zsh doesn't work though. While using sshfs is a workaround but sometimes you just ...
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Sync ext SD to USB OTG **without** using a PC

Device Details Moto X Play - Android 6.0.1, Rooted (Systemless root) Samsung 64 GB ext SD San Disk 128 GB USB - came shipped with FAT 32 reformatted to exFAT since I have folders > 4 GB on external ...
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Fix SELinux labels after restoring /data on CM 12.1

I restored an automatic backup on Cyanogenmod 12.1 created with rsync of my /data partition, but now SELinux is denying apps access to their data. Disabling SELinux "fixes" this problem, but can I ...
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Is root ownership inherited in shell scripts? (rsync via ssh permission denied)

I am running Android Revolution HD 52.0 custom ROM (Android 4.3) with Koush's superuser 1.0.3.0 on a Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300. In the hope of using some native shell applications on my phone for ...
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Stock Google Music app does not scan subdirectory in Android 4.2.1

Is it a bug in Jelly Bean 4.2.1 that subdirectories within the Music directory are not scanned for music files? UPDATE: I just verified that copying using cp or using Nautilus on Ubuntu or Windows ...
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scp and rsync to transfer data from Linux to Android

I'd like to be able to push PDF files onto a phone/tablet with a Bash script. Is it possible to transfer data using scp (or even rsync) from a Linux computer to an Android phone over wireless? Could ...
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What folders should I backup to my computer

I have a SGS2 with ICS. The phone is rooted. I use Titanium Backup Pro for backup, but that only backups to the phone itself, so if the phone is stolen or lost those backups are gone as well. I have ...
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adb push: sync but not copy

adb push seems to push everything into the dest folder regardless of their changed/unchanged states. So it wastes a lot of time. Is it possible to sync rather than copy (i.e. to rsync rather than cp)? ...
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Questions about phone migration using rsync

I'm planning to get a new android phone and I'm wondering what's considered best practice to move all data and settings. I know that lots of stuff goes to google, but I'd like to migrate app data as ...
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Rsync does not preserve permissions while rsyncing from Android to Laptop

I am trying to do rsync from my android phone to my laptop. The problem that I am facing is that the permissions are not getting preserved even when the -p flag is used. I have also used the other ...
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