remote starting dir failsafe ?

Matt McCutchen matt at
Sat Mar 1 00:46:49 GMT 2008

On Fri, 2008-02-29 at 14:14 -0800, Juri Mianovich wrote: 
> So no matter what the destination variable ends up
> being (broken or not) the damage is restricted to
> things inside of /home/users, and _no matter what_
> there is no possibility of --delete'ing anything below
> that ?
> I have considered running a jail on the destination
> and backing up to the jails IP instead of the actual
> servers IP, but that seems unnecessarily complex.  I
> am hoping this can be done with normal rsync
> arguments...

You could use either the "support/rrsync" script that comes in the rsync
source package or an rsync daemon (see the rsyncd.conf(5) man page) to
confine access to /home/users .


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