[thelist] backups / disk space / rsync

Bob Meetin bobm at dottedi.biz
Thu Mar 15 16:15:13 CDT 2012

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

I'm still trying to get this working.

1. rsync and ssh are installed and work
2. I did some googling for SSH and private key and found a few tutorials such as: http://www.ece.uci.edu/~chou/ssh-key.html

    * Step 1:
      % *ssh-keygen -t dsa*
      Generating public/private dsa key pair.
      Enter file in which to save the key (~/.ssh/id_dsa): (just type return)
      Enter passphrase (empty for no passphrase): (just type return)
      Enter same passphrase again: (just type return)
      Your identification has been saved in ~/.ssh/id_dsa
      Your public key has been saved in ~/.ssh/id_dsa.pub
      The key fingerprint is:
      Some really long string
    * Step 2:
      Then, paste the content of the local ~/.ssh/id_dsa.pub file into the file ~/.ssh/authorized_keys on the remote host.

For the Enter passphrase it would not allow a blank phrase, so I fed it a password and it completed, created the ~/.ssh/id_dsa.pub file.  I then ftp that file to the remote host to: ~/.ssh/authorized_keys.

Then I tried to ssh to the remote host, also tried an rsync command and it still is requesting password.

rsync -avz /home/$local_host/bin/test/ $remote_account@$remote_domain.com:/home/$remote_account/bin/test/

Yes I used real account names, not $remote_account, etc.


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