Is rsync right for us?

Amadeus R. jav9d2p02 at
Fri Apr 1 03:48:33 GMT 2005

> Do I have to tell rsync what the username and
> password is for the remote IBM?

Yes, one way or the other.

Append -e "ssh -l root"
or if you have an identity key, so you won't have to type password (this 
is copy/paste from a previous bug repport)
-e "ssh -i /root/.ssh/rsync/id_dsa -l root"

Are you running a rsync server on the IBM?

In case you aren't you can try this (again copy/paste)

rsync --server --daemon --config=/root/rsync/conf .

/root/rsync/conf contains:
log file   = /var/log/rsyncd.log
pid file   = /var/run/
use chroot = no

path             = /
max connections  = 1
list             = no
uid              = root
include from     = /root/rsync/include
exclude from     = /root/rsync/exclude
hosts allow      = <IP>,
transfer logging = yes
refuse options   = delete*

Remove the double dashed lines (the equal signs) and replace IP with the 
client (your case G4) IP.

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