Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Sun Aug 10 19:15:44 UTC 2008

Jos Chrispijn wrote:
> I have server1 of which I would like to backup some slices/directories 
> to a backup server2 that in fact is a mirror of the one that I want to 
> backup.
> I don't allow root logon from prompt on Server2. Can someone tell me how 
> I can force rsync to backup server1 without having a root login 
> permission on Server2?

Use anonymous rsync? There's a section on rsyncd in the rsync(1)
man page, but most of the meat is in the rsyncd.conf(5) man page.
The downside is you'll lose information about user and group ownership
of files.  Oh, and obviously be careful about limiting where people
can access the rsyncd server from, or your precious data may go on
an unplanned walkies...



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