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Old 01-11-2008, 01:49 PM   #1
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remote tape backups issues


I have 2 servers.

One of them has the tape drive with a tape in it.

The tape backups run fine from the server(let's call it serverA) with the tape drive.

When I try to do the backup from serverB to serverA remotely I get the following:
DUMP: Connection refused
DUMP: login to as root failed.

The rdump command is:
[root@mail ~]# /sbin/rdump 0auqfb root@ 126 /dev/sda2

However I can SSH fine into serverA from serverB:
[root@mail ~]# ssh
Last login: Fri Jan 11 18:45:30 2008 from
[root@file ~]#

What can be the issue?

Old 01-11-2008, 03:13 PM   #2
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From the rdump man page:

RSH    Dump uses the contents of this variable to determine the name of
       the  remote shell command to use when doing remote backups (rsh,
       ssh etc.). If this variable is not set, rcmd(3)  will  be  used,
       but only root will be able to do remote backups.
Basically, you need to set your environment variable RSH to your ssh binary. Somethng like the following should work:

export RSH

setenv RSH /usr/bin/ssh
Of course, you will need to replace /usr/bin/ssh with the path to ssh, but the one listed should be right for most distro's.


Old 01-11-2008, 05:41 PM   #3
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Thanks for your help


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