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What it does

This action synchronizes files between Git / GitHub / Bitbucket and a server using rsync.

How it works

The pipeline filesystem is used as source for the rsync operation. It means that the destination will be mirrored with: files fetched from the repository at selected revision, repository files overwritten by the pipeline actions, artifacts generated by the actions and static files uploaded to the filesystem.

Good to know

  • The pipeline filesystem is used as a the source, so apart from the files from the repository, the generated artifacts can be transferred to the target server as well
  • This action ignores Upload everything from scratch flag set on the pipeline execution
  • If you need to delete files on the target server that are not present in the pipeline filesystem, use the Delete extraneous files option instead
  • Be cautious about the remote path setting while using Delete extraneous files since it may break your server system in case of a mistake made

Action preview

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Rsync Action Features

  • Compression of files is supported during uploads
  • Archive mode is supported (same as rsync -r -l -p -t -g -o -D)
  • Deletion of extraneous files (on/off)
  • Recurse into directories (on/off)
  • Transfer directories without recursing (on/off)
  • Any other Rsync option can be provided using the Custom options setting (CLI format)
  • It’s possible to exclude paths and file types from transfer using patterns, specific directories and file names
  • It’s possible to create exceptions from excluded paths, directories and filenames
  • Password, SSH key, Buddy’s SSH key also with passphrase are supported for authentication
  • It’s possible to define an SSH key in Environment Variables and select it in the action for authentication
  • Input fields: Source Path, Hostname, Port, Login, Password, RemotePath, SSH Key Passphrase support Environment variables
  • The action can be configured in YAML mode. See Rsync YAML parameters and Rsync YAML config example
  • Buddy's Rsync API is supported
  • The action supports conditional execution: it can be run on each execution, only if there are changes in the repository or specific paths since last execution or if an environment variable has a specific value

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