Secure Remote Backups (using SSH) - Using a backup user account

Martin Schröder ms at
Mon Mar 21 22:56:10 GMT 2005

On 2005-03-21 21:13:38 +0000, David Nicholls wrote:
> I don't want to 'auto' ssh using the root account, for obvious reasons,
> I also do not think it a good idea to change the default permissions on
> the MailDir directories!
> I just wondered if some kind soul would give me a pointer! Obviously I
> need to make the solution as secure as possible and I'm sure there is
> some stupidly obvious solution, but for once google isn't helping! :)

Add and sudo to your solution.

Backupuser does a forced sudo (without passwd), which
locks him to reading.

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