RPN rsync


Online by Scaleway offers a RSYNC target that can be used to synchronize critical files from your servers.
No need to run complicated scripts to check the integrity of your backup.

Availability of the offer

To know if RPN RSYNC is available for your dedicated server, check the documentation related to your offer.


RPN has to be activated on your server before you subscribe to RPN RSYNC. To learn more about RPN, we invite you to read the RPN documentation.

During the configuration it is required to open the ports 67 and 68, both for UDP and TCP

To order the service, log into your management console, click on “Server” on the top and then on “RPN Rsync” - or click directly on the following link http://console.online.net/en/server/rpn/rsync

If you use it for the first time, enter the name of the target, the allowed characters are: [a-z][0-9] and '-'.
Attention - this name will be considered as definitive and can not be changed afterwards.
Then enter the password for your account.
Validate your choice by clicking on “Update password”

The line “address” contains the link used to synchronize your target.

To change the password click on “Edit connection information”, then enter the new password twice.

Synchronization on Linux

The packet rsync has to be installed.


Here are some examples to synchronize the folders /etc, /var, and /home of a server:

  RSYNC_PASSWORD=mot_de_p4sse rsync -a --progress --delete  /etc/ rsync://iloverpn@rpn-rsync-dc3-1:/iloverpn_super-target-name/etc/
  RSYNC_PASSWORD=mot_de_p4sse rsync -a --progress --delete  /var/ rsync://iloverpn@rpn-rsync-dc3-1:/iloverpn_super-target-name/var/
  RSYNC_PASSWORD=mot_de_p4sse rsync -a --progress --delete  /home/ rsync://iloverpn@rpn-rsync-dc3-1:/iloverpn_super-target-name/home/

Synchronization on Windows

You should use a rsync client like deltacopy for example:
Depending on the client you are using the configuration may be different.

More information about rsync

For more information, consult the rsync Wikipedia page.