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Re: [K12OSN] automating rsync



Doug Simpson wrote:
Is it possible to automate rsync so you can transfer files between servers automatically? and have it auto-supply a password for the remote end?

Thanks

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I do this for backing up our various servers. I have one machine that is running Rsync as a daemon and the linux box's PUSH there updates to it. I then use autofs to mount shares on various windows machine and rsync these to the server, sort of pulling. Seems to work fine.

To do the passwordless bit have a look at this page as a start

http://www.hantslug.org.uk/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?LinuxHints/SSHwithoutPasswords

But this page was what I used

http://dsg.port.ac.uk/~rjb/misc/howto/ssh/index.php


Basically this is what you have to do

generate sshkeys on the machine you wish to rsync FROM

      ssh-keygen -t dsa -b 4096

      (just hit enter for all the questions)

      chmod 0644 ~/.ssh/id_dsa.pub

      copy ~/.ssh/id_dsa.pub to rsync server into /root/.ssh

      cat id_dsa.pub >> authorized_keys

Brian


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