automated backup with cygwin and rsync
hi all! i'm trying to setup a scheduled, automated backup of a windows server to a linux server using cygwin and rsync. i'm following instructions i found at
the scheduled job fails with the following error:
"password file must not be other-accessible"
i have set permissions on the c:\cygwin\secret file as directed (chmod 600) so i don't see how the file is accessible to others.
any help would be appreciated.
For anyone interested, I've answered my own question. The chmod 600 command was not working properly because my Windows NT installation was on a FAT partition rather than NTFS.
Since FAT has no concept of individual file permissions (anyone can do anything they want on a FAT partition) I kept getting the "other-accessible" error - even after running chmod.
I converted the partition to NTFS, ran chmod 600 again, and everything works properly now. I can run my nightly, automated backup between my NT server and my Linux server using the instructions outlined on the web site.
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