Dedicated Server - What's This Rsync Process?

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#1

Hi,

Does anyone please recognize what this process is running on our dedicated server? It’s been running since powercycling 40 minutes ago and this is the current status:

[dsXXXX]$ sudo ps 4802 | more
PID TTY STAT TIME COMMAND
4802 ? R 8:17 /usr/bin/rsync -a --delete --numeric-ids --inplace --timeout=43200 --force -H --exclude-from=/dh/etc/localdata/rsync.excludes --delete-excluded /home/XXXXX/ rsync://XXXX@10.249.128.225/dsXXXX_bu-irv-b7c_raid7131_dsXXXX/home/XXXXX/

We have cronjobs but none that use rsync.

Update: Process has just finished after 50 minutes or so.

Thanks in advance.


James


#2

I don’t have an exact answer, perhaps Andrew will clarify, but 10.249.128.225 is a private network address and not a valid internet IP, so I suspect it’s a dreamhost thing.


#3

It’s running a backup.


#4

Thank you LakeRat and Andrew! That explains it.