rsync on . from backuppc

Sturla Holm Hansen sturla at
Tue Feb 13 21:24:21 GMT 2007

Hi there list :)
I use backuppc to take backup of a bunch of hosts, but I ran into problems
with the last one I set up, I can't find anything that is different on
this one...but it won't work...
So any hints would be greatly appreciated, here are the files


log file=/var/log/rsyncd
pid file=/var/run/


        comment = All disk
        path = /
        use chroot = no
        lock file = /var/lock/rsyncd
        read only = no
        list = yes
        uid = root
        gid = root
        auth users = backuppc
        secrets file = /etc/rsyncd.secrets
        strict modes = no
        ignore errors = yes
        ignore nonreadable = yes
        transfer logging = no
        timeout = 600
        dont compress = *.gz *.tgz *.zip *.z *.rpm *.deb *.iso *.bz2 *.tbz

And the corresponding .pl file in /etc/backuppc on the server:

$Conf{RsyncShareName} = ['all'];

$Conf{BackupFilesExclude} ={
        'all' =>

$Conf{XferMethod} = 'rsyncd';
$Conf{RsyncdUserName} = 'user';
$Conf{RsyncdPasswd} = 'password';

The server can ping the host by name.

The problem is that when I try to run a full backup it fails at once with
the following in the rsync-log:

2007/02/13 21:16:35 [20364] connect from backuppc (
2007/02/13 21:16:35 [20364] rsync on . from backuppc at backuppc (
2007/02/13 21:16:35 [20364] building file list
2007/02/13 21:16:35 [20364] rsync: writefd_unbuffered failed to write 4
bytes [sender]: Broken pipe (32)
2007/02/13 21:16:35 [20364] rsync error: error in rsync protocol data
stream (code 12) at io.c(1122) [sender=2.6.9]

Why is it trying to rsync on ".", I'm asking it to rsync "all" aren't I?

Other hosts with the exact same .pl file is working fine, and if I
manually runs:

"rsync -aPv rsync://backuppc@ ." it runs fine...

Any ideas or pointers greatly appreciated :)



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