RSYNC: Backup Solution thoughts...

Philip Mak pmak at
Wed Dec 19 05:51:28 EST 2001

On Tue, 18 Dec 2001, Lachlan Cranswick wrote:

> >My question is: How can I make server A give READ-ONLY rsync access of the
> >entire disk to server B?
> Something similar the following in the /etc/rsyncd.conf file in the
> server A might work(?) - just  put a "read only = yes" in the config.
> (plus retricting the hosts allow)  I guess the path would be /
>         path = /
>         read only = yes
>         uid = nobody
>         gid = nobody

Wouldn't I need to put "uid = root" in order to give access to the entire
file system (but read only)? Is this safe?

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