Two Way rsync via SSH
Because I need to keep in sync some servers with the same content...
rsync -e 'ssh -ax -p PORT -l USER -i /path/to/rsync-key' -avzurP /path/to/source/ REMOTE_HOST:/path/to/destination/ rsync -e 'ssh -ax -p PORT -l USER -i /path/to/rsync-key' -avzurP REMOTE_HOST:/path/to/destination/ /path/to/source/
Another example would be trying to backup your '/overlay' partition from an openwrt box. Keep in mind you need rsync on the openwrt box too or you'll be greeted with this error:
ash: rsync: not found rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (0 bytes received so far) [Receiver] rsync error: remote command not found (code 127) at io.c(605) [Receiver=3.0.9]
Here it is ... without the rsync-key
rsync -HDgopt -e 'ssh -ax -p PORT -l USER' -avzurP 192.168.1.1:/overlay/ /path/to/destination/