Automating rsync backup




I’m interested in setting up a backup of an image repository that I keep for my personal use to one of my dreamhost sites. I understand how to use rsync and cron, but I want to make this completely hands-off and automatic. To do so I understand that I need to generate a public/private key pair, but I’m unsure about how to use this, and/or where to load my key to the destination dreamhost server. Can I get some help, or a point in the right direction?



The wiki is your friend.
First an article that talks about using rsync which may be of some help:

Next see the SSH article about setting up password less login to create your key here

Hopefully that will help you out, if not - sorry. :slight_smile:

–Matttail - personal website


Hey, Matttail. You’ve been quiet lately. Sup?

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Been busy with college and life. Finally have had a bit of a break and am ready to get back into the forum. Though it may not last long, regular semester starts up again come February. It’s the whole senior thing, and I’m looking for a Masters college too.

But for the time being it’s good to be back, thanks for asking!

–Matttail - personal website