Re: rsync over ssh without password
hi ya rory
just a comment...
- i do backups via root's cron ...
- root should be able to read tom, dick and harry's local home
- a hours after home-server creates a local backup of the users dir...
( backups should NOT be on the machine its backing up )
another backupserver fires off its (rsync) cron job to copy
home-server:/export/Backup/.... onto backup:/safedir/Backup
- confgure /export/Backup in /etc/exports
to be readable by backup only
# on backup, a (root) cron job runs
/usr/bin/rsync -avz --delete home-server::export/backup \
( this is only withing the local lan...
- no passwds ... no keys(might be a bad idea)...
On Sat, 11 May 2002, Rory Campbell-Lange wrote:
> I'd like to automate a backup of a user's machine to the server. I've
> set up the backup with rsync using ssh (not rsyncd on the server). I
> know that it is easy to set this up with rsyncd, but I'd prefer to learn
> how to do this with ssh!
> I'd like to be able to run the backup without providing a password, but
> rather just the user's id key. I've had a look at the sshd man page and
> tried setting up this system to no avail.
> I've generated the user's keys and then logged into the user's server
> area and created ~/.ssh/authorized_keys. That file contains the user's
> public key in the form:
> 1024 35 [key] user@server
> I've tried messing around with
> command="touch hi" 1024 35 [key] user@server
> and I have uncommented the AuthorizedKeysFile setting in
> /etc/ssh/sshd_config, but otherwise left this alone.
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