Back to basics - Re: Q: Rsync, Batch: How to avoid the "password"
StuartH at ecs-tech.com
Fri Jul 2 09:37:18 GMT 2004
> Hi Tim,
> Thanks for the info ... and the congratulations ;)
> but now when I try to do this in a batch file :
> SET BSERVER=192.168.0.102
> SET RSYNC_PASSWORD=bart2
> rsync -av --delete "/cygdrive/c/Doc/backup/Desktop/MesFavories.rar"
> I got the following error :
> @ERROR: auth failed on module backup_pa
> rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (94 bytes read so far)
> rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at
Best to try the basic things first.
Try typing in your XP's open command prompt window the following two commands:
rsync bart2 at 192.168.0.102::backup_pa
You should get a list of the files in the module backup_pa which you've said is pointing to '/mnt/hdc1/backup/'
Ensure you *do* have a couple of files in there of course to list. :-)
If that doesn't work then the problem is in the Linux rsync side in either your Linux permissions/firewall/rsyncd.conf file.
Try a very basic rsyncd.conf file on your Linux machine.
path = /mnt/hdc1/backup/
read only = no
list = yes
# auth users = bart2
# secrets file = /etc/rsync.scrt
This will allow anyone to connect as I've disabled the auth and secret liners. But it will allow you to see if you *can* connect.
So type in a XP command prompt:
Again you should see a list of files.
If not, then there is a permission problem on the path to the backup folder or perhaps a firewall problem on your Linux machine.
Once you've got a file listing then change your rsyncd.conf line by line. But re-test from your XP machine to see if the behaviour changes unexpectingly. Then you'll know where you've gone wrong.
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