rsync to non-backup directory

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rsync to non-backup directory

Postby stefanx » Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:30 pm

Recently I bought my first Synology NAS and am currently configuring it. My idea is to create a few top-level shared folders such as
/media, /backups, /software, and /misc. Now I would like to fill the /media directory with my music and photos. For this task I could use FTP but 1) it modifies the timestamp of the transfered files and 2) I don't trust FTP to transfer 1 TB of data without transmission errors. Therefore I would like to fill my /media directory with rsync which verifies the file integrity after transmission. I discovered this instruction: ... u&q_id=372 Unfortunately I understand it, that rsync is possible to the shared folder "NetBackup" (or another chosen name) only. Instead I would like to execute rsync on any top-level shared folder (especially /meda). How to do this?
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Re: rsync to non-backup directory

Postby makhaza » Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:46 am

I got the same question. I'd like to use rsync to keep my clients /Picture and /Music dirs in sync via the Syno. Of course, the synchronized dirs should also be used for Photo Station and Audio Station.

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