Dedicated Server - What's This Rsync Process?

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

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.

It’s running a backup.

Thank you LakeRat and Andrew! That explains it.