problems making a daily backup via rsync.

Paul Slootman paul+rsync at
Tue Feb 22 03:35:44 MST 2011

On Tue 22 Feb 2011, Xabi Vazquez wrote:

> [Tue Feb 22 02:51:34 CET 2011] /usr/bin/rsync -az --delete --numeric-ids --relative --delete-excluded --rsh=/usr/bin/ssh root at server1:/opt/clamav /data/backups/server1
> ssh: connect to host port 22: Connection timed out

ssh itself complains that it can't establish a connection, so rsync
doesn't really come into it.

Note that --rsh=/usr/bin/ssh is redundant, ssh has been the default
"rsh" for a long time.

I wonder if some firewall somewhere en route may be giving problems.

If possible you could try running rsync as a daemon on
and connecting directly to that; as long as you're not worried about
eavesdroppers along the way.


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