cdist-type__rsync - Man Page

Mirror directories using rsync

Description

WARNING: This type is of BETA quality:

If you are fine with these constraints, please read on.

This cdist type allows you to mirror local directories to the target host using rsync. Rsync will be installed in the manifest of the type. If group or owner are giveng, a recursive chown will be executed on the target host.

A slash will be appended to the source directory so that only the contents of the directory are taken and not the directory name itself.

Required Parameters

source

Where to take files from

Optional Parameters

group

Group to chgrp to.

owner

User to chown to.

destination

Use this as the base destination instead of the object id

remote-user

Use this user instead of the default "root" for rsync operations.

Optional Multiple Parameters

rsync-opts

Use this option to give rsync options with. See rsync(1) for available options. Only "--" options are supported. Write the options without the beginning "--" Can be specified multiple times.

Messages

NONE

Examples

# You can use any source directory
__rsync /tmp/testdir \
    --source /etc

# Use source from type
__rsync /etc \
    --source "$__type/files/package"

# Allow multiple __rsync objects to write to the same dir
__rsync mystuff \
    --destination /usr/local/bin \
    --source "$__type/files/package"

__rsync otherstuff \
    --destination /usr/local/bin \
    --source "$__type/files/package2"

# Use rsync option --exclude
__rsync /tmp/testdir \
    --source /etc \
    --rsync-opts exclude=sshd_conf

# Use rsync with multiple options --exclude --dry-run
__rsync /tmp/testing \
    --source /home/tester \
    --rsync-opts exclude=id_rsa \
    --rsync-opts dry-run

See Also

rsync(1)

Authors

Nico Schottelius <nico-cdist--@--schottelius.org>

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Copyright (C) 2015 Nico Schottelius. You can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

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May 01, 2020 6.5.5 cdist