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RPN rsync


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

Availability of the offer

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


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

During the configuration you must not forget to open the ports 67 and 68, both for UDP and TCP

To order it, you need to connect to your management console, click on “Server” on the top and then on “RPN Rsync” - or click directly on the following link

During the RSYNC interface click on “Configure now”

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 after.
Then enter the password for your account.
Validate your choice by clicking on “Update password”

Your RPN RSYNC is now configured and ready to use.

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

Synchronisation on Linux

The packet rsync has to be installed.


Here are some examples to synchronise 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/

Synchronisation 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