rsync using sudo via remote shell

Achim Stäbler achim at
Mon Aug 30 18:08:09 GMT 2004


I'd like to use rsync to make incremental backups of my webserver. The 
ssh daemon on the server does not accept root logins, but I can login 
(key, no password) as a regular user and then execute rsync via sudo.
Without root login limitations I'd be able to use something like

rsync -avz -e "ssh -i /home/backup/.ssh/id_dsa" backup at server:/ 

Unfortunately I can't figure out how to tell rsync to execute its remote 
instance via sudo. Any help appreciated.



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