How to run Rsync through SSH tunnel
Run Rsync through SSH tunnels.
You can run Rsync through a SSH tunnel easily.
-e parameter to run Rysnc through a SSH tunnel. In this example, we'll run Rsync from local destination to a remote destination:
$ rsync -e ssh SRC_FOLDER USER@HOST:DEST_FOLDER
It's the same if you want to sync the remote destionation to a local destination:
$ rsync -e ssh USER@HOST:SRC_FOLDER DEST_FOLDER
Here's what these options mean:
- SRC_FOLDERis the source directory
- DEST_FOLDERthe destination directory
- USERis the remote SSH username
- HOSTis the remote SSH host or IP address
Here's a full command to transfer a local ZIP archive to a remote destination folder using SSH tunnel:
$ rsync -a /home/ubuntu/Documents/code.zip firstname.lastname@example.org:/var/www/
It's the same if you want to transfer from the remote destination folder over to your local folder:
$ rsync -a email@example.com:/var/www/code.zip /Documents/ubuntu/home
-a option means "archive mode" which can be used to sync directories, transfer files, and preserve ownership and permissions.