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Old 01-06-2009, 01:40 AM   #1
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rsync server backup through ssh tunnel issue

localmc -> Gateway -> remotemc

rsync server version 2.6.9 ,server is running on remote m/c , want to
backup files /home/rsync/backup/* dir to localmc.

On remote m/c , we have these :

cat rsyncd.conf
# /flood/rsyncd.conf
uid = rsync
gid = rsync
max connections = 4
path = /home/rsync/backup
comment = Backup repository (requires authentication)
auth users = rsync
secrets file = /flood/rsyncd.secrets
read only = yes
path = /home/rsync/restore
comment = Restore repository (requires authentication)
auth users = rsync
secrets file = /flood/rsyncd.secrets
read only = no

drwxrwxrwx 4 rsync rsync 4096 Jan 7 00:00 /home/rsync/backup

Here are the steps that i performed :
ssh -L 9873:remotemc:873 Gatewaty -l user-name

user-name => gateway login name

After that whenever i am trying to run this command
[root@comp3 rsync]# rsync -av rsync://rsync@ --port=9873 backup/* .
backup Backup repository (requires authentication)
restore Restore repository (requires authentication)

i am getting these above messages . it looks like its been able to connect to remotemc but am not able to figure out why its not copying the files from backup dir to local machine .


Last edited by vidhut; 01-06-2009 at 01:43 AM.
Old 01-06-2009, 03:53 AM   #2
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i figured out the solutions , thanks for help....

use ssh as transport .
ssh -l user-name -L 1839:remote:22 gateway

rsync command:
rsync -e 'ssh -p 1839' --delete -az root@localhost:/home/rsync/backup/* .


Pls let me know if there are any other alternatives .


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