post transfer script for forcing perms

Eric S. Johansson esj at
Wed Nov 21 19:55:27 GMT 2007

Matt McCutchen wrote:
> On Sun, 2007-11-18 at 17:45 -0500, Eric S. Johansson wrote:
>> Using some of the techniques you show here, it would be possible to trigger the 
>> backup process and push the data from the laptop.
> Yes, push backups can be done quite elegantly by pushing the new data to
> a directory and triggering the backup software to pick it up from there
> with an --rsync-path or post-xfer exec script.  I helped a user set up a
> push-backup system before (it used rsnapshot and an rsync daemon) and
> would be happy to help you set one up if you need it.

I would appreciate that.  Let's try and document the process so that others can 
benefit from our experience.


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