Need a word of advice. I use dump to backup my data. All fine. Dump
saves compressed *.bz2 files. Nice. All I need now is a way to copy them
from the server to a remote backup machine. The problem I am facing is
that bz2 files are owned by root:wheel. So if I use scp
[EMAIL PROTECTED]:/path/to/*.bz2, it does not have sufficient permissions
to fetch the files. I can use sudo, but then I need to interactively
type the password, which I would like to avoid.
Can you suggest simple ways of getting around this? I don't mind using
special tools for the job, especially if they are not too complicated... :)
Before firing this email off I took a look at rsync and it seems easy
enough to do just what I need but still many thanks for suggestions!
I have been very happy with rsnapshot. Take that for a spin and see how
it works for you
I have taken a look at rsnapshot but it seems I am left to deal with the
From their page:
In addition to full paths on the local filesystem, you can also backup
remote systems using rsync over ssh. If you have ssh installed and
enabled (via the cmd_ssh parameter), you can specify a path like:
backup [EMAIL PROTECTED]:/etc/ example.com/
This behaves fundamentally the same way, but you must take a few extra
things into account.
a/ The ssh daemon must be running on example.com
b/ You must have access to the account you specify the remote machine,
in this case the root user on example.com.
I do not allow remote root login so what are my options in that case?
How do you deal with such a scenario? Many thanks!
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