Lsyncd is an rsync-based tool that monitors specified directories (including subdirectories) for updates and modifications, then syncs those changes to a specified destination.
- These instructions are intended specifically for installing the lsyncd on Fedora 23. For Fedora 22, visit this tutorial. If you’re on another operating system, you can find instructions for installing lsyncd on Ubuntu 14.04 and CentOS 7
- We’ll be working as root on a Liquid Web Self Managed Fedora 23 server.
Step #1: Install lsyncd
First, we’ll adhere to best practices by ensuring that the list of available packages is up to date:
dnf -y update
Now, we can install lsyncd with:
dnf -y install lsyncd
Step #2: Example Configuration File Locations
Example configuration files can be found in the following directory:
A basic configuration can be found in lrsync.lua:
To view or edit lrsync.lua:
The lsyncd configuration file is written in Lua. Learn more about the Lua programming language at http://www.lua.org/docs.html.