securing rsync backup solutions?

Matthias Schniedermeyer ms at
Wed Dec 28 04:53:00 MST 2011

On 27.12.2011 19:26, Daniel Pocock wrote:
> For full system backup, rsync obviously needs to run as root on the
> machine being backed up
> - is there any possibility for the rsync process on the backup server to
> keep the destination files within a tar file (or some virtual filesystem
> that is backed by a tar file) and then the owner/permission data can be
> stored in the tar file (without needing to run as root)?

The nearest i can see with rsync is "--fake-super", which doesn't need 
root on the backup-server-side but needs a filesystem with enabled 

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