I am having a problem making a key of ssh using rsync

Shachar Shemesh rsync at shemesh.biz
Sun Feb 27 10:35:13 GMT 2005

chris allen wrote:

> I have a main server that I want to backup to my backup server.  I 
> don't know on witch side that I need to make a key on
> the code is bellow is what I am using
> rsync -e "ssh -i /root/.ssh/rsync-key" -avHRrz --numeric-ids   
> --progress   --stats  --delete --exclude=/proc/* --exclude=/tmp/* 
> --exclude=/lost+found/*  / backup at mcncyo.homeip.net:/home/backup/luke
> mcncyo.homeip.net is the backup server
> mychristiannetwork.com is the main server
> Can someone tell me on what side needs what to make this work.
> rsync works fine except  it keeps asking for a password.

A tiny bit of trivia for you. Ssh's key authentication will not work if 
either the "authorized_keys" file, or the .ssh directory it's in, are 
world readable or executable. I also think they have to be owned by the 
user doing the authentication.


Shachar Shemesh
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