[thelist] backups / disk space

patrick pms at stoutstreet.com
Sun Mar 11 21:47:49 CDT 2012

On 3/11/2012 11:15 am, Bob Meetin wrote:
> I have heard of private key but how to set it up and/or use with SSH 
> and rsync is beyond my expertise.  How about a little pointer?
> Starting with:
> % rsync -avz /home/$this_account/folder_to_backup/ 
> $remote_account@$remote_domain.com:/home/$remote_account/backups/ 
> --password-file=/home/$this_account/password_file
> My plan is to first get this working from one HG account to another, 
> then look into some of the other recommended options for storage, 
> backup, other VPS services etc.
> On 03/05/2012 01:32 PM, patrick wrote:
>> On 3/5/2012 3:25 pm, Bob Meetin wrote:
>>> So ... How do you feed rsync the username and password?
>> Use SSH and private key

It should read the key before prompting for a password, so you do not 
need to explicitly call for it in the rsync/ssh command string.

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with rsync if you're concerned with your backups being too bandwidth 


patrick sanders
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