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Securely backup your $HOME to a remote machine

Posted 10-29-2011 at 07:19 PM by rouvas

SYNOPSIS

A simple and effective script to perform a secure backup of your home directory to a remote machine, with the help of sshfs and rsync. With trivial modifications it can be used to backup any directory.


FOR THE IMPATIENT

Drop this script into your path:

Code:
#!/bin/bash

#
# Specify the name of the user on the remote machine, defaults to the current user
#
REMOTE_USER=${REMOTE_USER:=$USER}
...
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Mounting truecrypt volumes on an sshfs mount

Posted 02-16-2010 at 09:53 PM by xri
Updated 02-16-2010 at 09:54 PM by xri

The task:
To mount a remote truecrypt volume locally, using sshfs.

The problem:
truecrypt /home/xri/sshfs-mounted-remote-directory/remote-truecrypt-vol /media/truecrypt1
gives an error message with "permission denied"

The solution:
a) Edit /etc/fuse.conf (or create it), and make sure it has this line:
user_allow_other
b) When mounting the sshfs remote directory, use this option
-o allow_other

...
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