Hi there,

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 same problem:

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!

Zbigniew Szalbot
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