[K12OSN] ot BackupPC linux client setup

Mark Gumprecht gumprechtm at msln.net
Mon May 16 14:22:54 UTC 2005

Figured it out, your lead gave me the answer, thankyou.
I created the necessary .ssh directory in the apache path and applied 
permissions and did a sudo apache ssh-keygen and did it that way.

Mark Gumprecht wrote:

> I followed some directions that said I should use apache as the user 
> instead of backuppc. I believe this is where the problem comes in. I 
> need to go back and setup as the backuppc user instead.
> mark
> Les Mikesell wrote:
>> On Mon, 2005-05-16 at 06:00, Mark Gumprecht wrote:
>>> I've had no problems with the windows setup with rsynd, but I can 
>>> not seem to get the rsync to work on the linux client. Does any one 
>>> have a howto on this? I have tried the online docs 3 times and can 
>>> not seem to get it to work.
>> You can run a standalone rsync daemon on Linux too, but the normal
>> way is to run it over ssh.  You first need to set up the ssh
>> keys for passwordless remote execution, and the place most people
>> go wrong with backuppc is doing this as root on the server side.
>> You need to run as the backuppc user when generating your keys
>> but add them to /root/.ssh/authorized_keys2 on the remote side.
>> Test by executing as the backuppc user:
>> ssh -lroot target_client id
>> You should get a prompt about an unrecognized host the first
>> time you do this, then it should work with no prompts.  When
>> it reports your id as root, backuppc should be able to run
>> backups with tar or rsync.

Mark Gumprecht
Data Systems Specialist
Unity, ME
gumprechtm at msln.net

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