Copy Files Between Server With Rsync Over SSH (FTP replacement)

Dec 19, 2018

On the Source server.

ssh-keygen -b 4096cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub

On the Destination server, paste the content of ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub into ~/.ssh/authorized_keys.

nano ~/.ssh/authorized_keys

If ~/.ssh/ doesn't exist, create the directory.

mkdir ~/.sshchmod 0700 ~/.sshnano ~/.ssh/authorized_keyschmod 0644 ~/.ssh/authorized_keys

On the Source server.

rsync -avz -e "ssh -o StrictHostKeyChecking=no -o UserKnownHostsFile=/dev/null" --progress /SOURCE [email protected]_ADDRESS:/DEST

NOTE: If SOURCE is a directory, exclude the directory name is DEST

Specify identity file without depending on ~/.ssh/id_rsa

rsync -avz -e "ssh -i IDENTITY_KEY.pem -o StrictHostKeyChecking=no -o UserKnownHostsFile=/dev/null" --progress /SOURCE [email protected]_ADDRESS:/DEST

Exclude files for rsync

rsync -avz -e "ssh -i IDENTITY_KEY.pem -o StrictHostKeyChecking=no -o UserKnownHostsFile=/dev/null" --progress /SOURCE [email protected]_ADDRESS:/DEST --exclude "*.pyc" --exclude "__pycache__" --exclude ".git" --exclude ".gitignore"

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