Configure rsync in TrueNAS

Configure rsync in TrueNAS

Create user/group

Create a user called rsync, with group rsync.

Create dataset

Create a dataset, owned by rsync:rsync, with permission 770.

Enable rsync service

Go to System Settings -> Services, enable rsync.

Create module

Click on Configure (Edit icon), select Rsync Module tab, key in following info, and save configuration.

  • Module Name
  • Access Mode: Read & Write
  • User: rsync
  • Group: rsync


Run following command from remote server

rsync -avR --password-file=/root/.rsync/password \
    /tmp \

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