Install Rsync and Lsync on CentOS, Fedora or Red Hat

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Have you ever needed to copy files from your local computer over to your web server? You may have previously used File Transfer Protocol (FTP) applications for this task, but FTP is prone to being insecure and can be challenging to work with over the command line. What if there was a better way? In this tutorial, we’ll be covering two popular utilities in the Linux world to securely assist in file transfers, rsync and lsyncd. We’ll show you how to install and use both in this article. Let’s dig in!

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Setup a Development Environment in Ubuntu

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Often we want to edit our domain’s code, but on a production website, this can be dangerous. Making changes to the production site would not only allow all of the Internet to see unfinished changes but could also cause errors to display. As a workaround, we’ll create a testing domain or “dev” domain to work out any bugs and changes to the site.

As a warning, this is advanced technical work. It’s possible to make mistakes and cause downtime on your live domain. If you are not 100% confident, it may be a good idea to hire a system admin or developer to copy the domain for you.

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How to Install lsyncd on Fedora 22

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lsyncd is an rsync-based tool that monitors specified directories (including subdirectories) for updates and modifications, then syncs those changes to a specified destination.

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  • These instructions are intended specifically for installing the lsyncd on Fedora 22.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Self Managed Fedora 22 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.

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How to Install lsyncd on Fedora 21

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lsyncd is an rsync-based tool that monitors specified directories (including subdirectories) for updates and modifications, then syncs those changes to a specified destination.

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  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Self Managed Fedora 21 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.

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How to Install lsyncd on Fedora 20

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lsyncd is an rsync-based tool that monitors specified directories (including subdirectories) for updates and modifications, then syncs those changes to a specified destination.

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  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed Fedora 20 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.

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How to Install lsyncd on CentOS 7

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lsyncd is an rsync-based tool that monitors specified directories (including subdirectories) for updates and modifications, then syncs those changes to a specified destination.

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How to Install lsyncd on CentOS 6

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lsyncd is an rsync-based tool that monitors specified directories (including subdirectories) for updates and modifications, then syncs those changes to a specified destination.

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How to Install lsyncd on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

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lsyncd is an rsync-based tool that monitors specified directories (including subdirectories) for updates and modifications, then syncs those changes to a specified destination.

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How to Install lsyncd on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

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lsyncd is an rsync-based tool that monitors specified directories (including subdirectories) for updates and modifications, then syncs those changes to a specified destination.

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  • These instructions are intended specifically for installing the lsyncd on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server, and I’ll be logged in as root.

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