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Allows you to configure a sync with a remote server, then execute filebot
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This allows you to combine an rsync script with a filebot extraction. Very useful to sync data from a VPS then extract and place it in the correct place



Thanks to @rednoah for filebot, and the base image I use: Filebot. Also for being really patient with my silly questions!

Remember to donate to his project here if you find it useful: Donate here


Secondly massive thanks to @fxleblanc for solving most of the tricky rsync stuff for me wioth his base image:

I've also "borrowed" most of his config stuff from below since the majority of my image is based on his.



In order for the image to build, you will need a few files that you need to put in the apptly named secret folder. This folder is not tracked by git as it will contain sensitive information

An ssh keypair

The user will access the remote location using these keys. So, you need to have the remote already setup to accept the public key. Here is the structure:


An ssh config

This is mainly to avoid being bothered by the yes/no question when accessing a remote location for the first time. The file will named like config and must be in the secret directory


As for the contents of the file, it could look like this:

Host remote
     StrictHostKeyChecking no
     IdentityFile ~/.ssh/id_rsa

A cron file

This file is, you guessed it, used by the cron daemon to execute your task. Here is the structure


And for the contents, here is an example

* * * * * /usr/bin/rsync remote://path/to/folder /var/data


  • The cron file must be named sync(see
  • You can change the path of your data folder(here /var/data) but make sure you map your volumes correctly afterwards(See Volume mapping)
  • As a tip you might want to surround your code with a lock file to prevent schedule jobs bumping into each other:
    */15 * * * * LOCKFILE=whatever; [ ! -f $LOCKFILE ] && (touch $LOCKFILE && /var/scripts/ ; rm $LOCKFILE)

See also

Building the container

This is a no-brainer. You just build the image using

docker build -t rsync-vps:latest .


Place your filebot script in the scripts folder, and get your cron job to call it. Filebot is a beast, but you can call it from a script as it's fully installed. See here to see how to configure it.

Running the container

Volume mapping

To use this image, you need to map four folders:

  • "/mnt/rsync-vps/ssh:/var/ssh"
  • "/mnt/rsync-vps/cron:/var/cron"
  • "/mnt/rsync-vps/scripts:/var/scripts"
  • "/mnt/rsync-vps/logs:/var/logs"

    You will also want to mount the volumes for the filebot outputs.

    The container will output all the logs from the /var/logs folder.

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