rsync backup

Norman Zhang nzhang at
Wed Jan 14 19:55:53 GMT 2004

John Davis wrote:
 >> I want to mirror a samba server (smb0) to a identical server (smb1)
 >> in my internal network. So far I can managed to do this from client
 >> (smb1),
 >> rsync -e ssh -auzpg /home
 >> rsync -e ssh -auzpg /srv
 >> I would like to automate this task without entering root password.
 >> But I'm little confused. Should I setup rsyncd.conf from the
 >> server and setuid/setgid for access? Then initiate connection from
 >> client with above commands using CRON?
 > That's one way. You could also do it with an expect script (use
 > autoexpect), or you can tell your SSH server to authenticate with an
 > SSH key. If you do it that way, you won't be prompted for a password.
 > It's what I do for all of my remote servers.

Sorry. Do you mean the way I have would still prompt for password? Would 
you mind sharing your script?


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