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Old 05-02-2011, 04:50 AM   #1
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Centos grant read access for rSync


Hi,

I am trying to setup a Rsync backup method.
I have multiple files and folders all OWNED by different users.
Now I can read the files as root.
But I want to make a user for RSYNC that can ONLY read all these files for copying them across.

BTW, I am following this HOW to :
http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...etween_servers

It requires to create a non password login and I dont want to do that with the root user !

I have tried to create a new user and use 'setfacl' :
setfacl -m u:someuser:r /var/test

But when I su to 'someuser' I cannot copy the files to my homedir. So I think it wont work for rsync also.

Please help me.
 
Old 05-02-2011, 05:08 AM   #2
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Look at using the rsync daemon which will run as root as a process and listen for rsync requests.
 
Old 05-02-2011, 05:44 AM   #3
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Hi,

Is it possible to rsync from the SOURCE machine itself ?

The guide I posted above has this from the backup server :
rsync -e ssh -avzn --delete-after user@liveserver:/home/httpd /home

Cant I do this on the source server ? :
rsync -e ssh -avz --delete-after /home user@liveserver:/home/httpd

I will create the public key in a way that the source machine can access the mirror machine without the password.
With this method the source machine is always safe as root login is not compromised.

Waiting for your reply.
 
Old 05-02-2011, 11:23 AM   #4
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The method u are using atm rsyncs using ssh, where as u would be rsyncing using the rsyncd (u can tunnel this if you want the crypto)
 
Old 05-03-2011, 01:57 AM   #5
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Hi,

I have not started the rsyncd.
Is the following safe :
rsync -e ssh -avz --delete-after /home user@liveserver:/home/httpd
 
Old 05-03-2011, 07:15 AM   #6
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You can run that as root on the source and it will be fine, ownership & permissions will obviously not be replicated
 
Old 05-03-2011, 11:47 PM   #7
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Hi,

I tried it and the permissions on the Backup server are replicated.
But since the account doesnt exist there it shows the owner as the USER and GROUP ID itself.
Is that wrong ?
 
Old 05-04-2011, 01:34 AM   #8
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Nah that is ok, aslong as its recording the uid/gid.
 
Old 05-04-2011, 11:11 PM   #9
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Ok thanks.
 
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