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Install Rsync on Amazon Linux 2

Apr 17, 2022 · 1 min read · Post a comment

Sending files, and directories remotely can be achieved with a lot of utility tools. One of them is Rsync, which is a cool tool for remote transfer. Let’s see how to install it on Amazon Linux 2 and use some basic commands.

Prerequisites

  • Amazon Linux 2
  • sudo privileges

Install Rsync on Amazon Linux 2

Step 1. Update the default Amazon Linux 2 packages.

sudo yum update

Step 2. Install Rsync.

sudo yum install rsync

Step 3. Transfer data from a local to a remote machine.

rsync -a /home/site/file.zip [email protected]_or_ip:/home/devcoops/

If you need to provide an SSH key, run:

rsync -a -e "ssh -i /path/to/key.pem" /home/site/file.zip [email protected]_or_ip:/home/devcoops/

Step 4. Transfer data from a remote to a local machine.

rsync -a [email protected]_or_ip:/home/devcoops/file.zip /home/site/

If you need to provide an SSH key, run:

rsync -a -e "ssh -i /path/to/key.pem" [email protected]_or_ip:/home/devcoops/file.zip /home/site/

Conclusion

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