Rsync not syning


I need to upgrade my current FreeNAS 9.10.2-U6 but I also needed to backup the data first before I attempt an upgrade.

So, I’m looking at the Rsync option, I’ve gone through and set it up on the current FreeNAS, added a Rsync Module, then setup a task so it will “Push” to the TrueNAS 13.0-U6.2 I have recently installed.

I have noticed the “Add Rsync module” isn’t on TrueNAS and its all part of the “Rsync Task”, even though I have enabled the service… So I’ve setup up as I would expect it to be and put “Pull”, ran it manually on a small amount of data from the source but nothing seems to be happening.


Rather than get caught in the weeds of the different GUIs between 9.x and 13.x, why not do a one-time rsync transfer via the command-line, and keep it alive inside its own tmux session?

It might look something like this (inside a tmux session):

sudo rsync -nvaxxHh --inplace --progress /mnt/source/path/ root@server.ip:/mnt/dest/path/

Remove the -n flag if you want to commit to an actual transfer, as -n is for a “dry run”.

It won’t hurt to allow a root user password-login for this one time on the 13.x server.

Why is a ZFS send/recv (i.e, “replication”) out of the question?

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Hi Winnie,

Thank you for you reply.

I managed to get the small section I wanted to sync working with Rsync, I just didn’t see the “Rsync module” tab on the newer version, so its working now, just need to sync the rest of the 4TB data.

Apologies for the lack knowledge but what is a tmux session?

I’ve read that the Rsync is quicker and more reliable, is that not the case?