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Re: rsync w/ssh



"Kelly Corbin,,," <kcorbin@theiqgroup.com> writes:
> I'm trying to setup a cron job to sync two servers using ssh and rsync.  The
> problem is I'm promted for a password; which won't work when I stick it in
> cron.  Here's the syntax of my command line:
> 
> 
>   rsync -vnaz --rsh=ssh  --delete somehost.com:/var/www/ /var/www/
> 
> Any ideas?  Thanks!

Why were you thinking you wouldn't be prompted for a password? In
order to do passwordless ssh you need to do the following:

1) On your local system run ssh-keygen and use a good passphrase when
prompted

2) Copy the contents of ~/.ssh/identity.pub from the local system to
~/.ssh/authorized_keys on the remote system.

3) Make sure your ssh daemon on the remote system has, at least, the
following in it's configuration file:

        RSAAuthentication yes


That should get you going for passwordless ssh between the two.

Gary



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