[K12OSN] OT: Backuppc config issue

David Hopkins dahopkins429 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 2 02:06:14 UTC 2008

Well, after following Nils advice and posting on the backuppc forum,
the solution for backing up the localhost was to use

 /usr/bin/sudo /usr/bin/rsync [options] ....

and to turn off the requirement for a tty session in the sudo options.
 But, as I posted on the backuppc forum, I'm still confused about the
syntax for rsync as far as the error log for backuppc is concerned.
It shows the rsync command as

rsync [whole bunch of options] . /home/

which I thought (and testing from a shell as root seems to confirm)
that this would copy '.' to /home/.  But ... when run by backuppc it
creates a backup

The command in the log is:
/usr/bin/ssh -q -x -l root ncsfs2 /usr/bin/rsync --numeric-ids --perms
--owner --group -D --links --hard-links --times \
--block-size=2048 --recursive --checksum-seed=32761 --ignore-times . /home/

I must be getting the local and remote directories confused because of
the use of ssh?  I'll test tomorrow on using a remote system and not

Dave Hopkins

On Mon, Sep 1, 2008 at 8:58 PM, Barry R Cisna <brcisna at eazylivin.net> wrote:
> David,
> Try doing the same as you have posted, from a terminal as *root*
> manually,see what bombs out this way. Then if your run still bombs, strip
> all of the options off trailing the rsync. I'm not sure about this version
> or rsync but I run into a deal were --recursive would never work. I had to
> use -R instead.
> Change to /usr/bin/rsync -avz /home/ and see what happens. Let us know how
> your head scratching progresses.
> take care,
> Barry Cisna
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