Well, I’m making the switch and now just need to figure out the syntax. I’ve read the Wiki articles on rsync and migrating databases. Great places to start, but not enough examples for a newbie like me. I’ve tried some commands (based on how I’m understanding the articles), but it’s not working. I’m leery about asking my current host any questions, since I’m leaving their services and I don’t want to tell them that until all my files are securely at DH.
So I logged into my current host via SSH2 (with Putty) and tried
rsync -e ssh -av public_html/testfolder : firstname.lastname@example.org
(trying to get domain.com/testfolder moved over)
and got the following:
building file list … rsync: link_stat “/home/me/:” failed: No such file or directory (2)
created directory email@example.com
then it listed all of the files in /testfolder and said
sent 1022000 bytes received 860 bytes 2045720.00 bytes/sec
total size is 1019059 speedup is 1.00
rsync error: some files could not be transferred (code 23) at main.c(702)
I checked and none of the files were transfered over. My account at DH is still totally empty.
Note: “me” denotes my username for both hosts, which is the same.
Anybody know what I did wrong? What command I should use instead? I want to get my whole domain switched over and then repeat the process with all my other domains.