Backing Up Files I Don't Own

CLIFFORD ILKAY clifford_ilkay at
Wed Mar 17 08:09:39 GMT 2004


I need to back up all of /home on a remote server for which I have root 
access but cannot (and will not) do root logins via ssh. Of course if I 
attempt to rsync files that I don't own, rsync skips over them. My account 
is allowed to sudo, if that helps. How can I use rsync to do the following:

rsync -av --compress --progress --delete -e me at SomeRemoteServer:/home 

/home looks like this:

-- me
-- user1
-- user2
-- user3

I don't own user 1, 2, or 3.


Clifford Ilkay
Dinamis Corporation
3266 Yonge Street, Suite 1419
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M4N 3P6

Tel: 416-410-3326 

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