lsyncd is an rsync-based tool that monitors specified directories (including subdirectories) for updates and modifications, then syncs those changes to a specified destination.
- These instructions are intended specifically for installing the lsyncd on CentOS 6.
- I’ll be working from a sxi.io Web Core Managed CentOS 6 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.
lsyncd is part of Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL), which is a community repository of non-standard packages for the RHEL distribution. First, we’ll install the EPEL repository, for directions see How to enable EPEL repository?
First, you’ll follow a simple best practice: ensuring the list of available packages is up to date before installing anything new.
yum -y update
At this point, installing lsyncd is as simple as running just one command:
yum -y install lsyncd
Example configuration files can be found in the following directory:
A basic configuration can be found in lrsync.lua:
For a refresher on editing files with vim see: New User Tutorial: Overview of the Vim Text Editor
To view or edit lrsync.lua:
The lsyncd configuration file is written in the programming language Lua. Learn more about Lua here: http://www.lua.org/docs.html