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How to use Rsync with backup user?
11-06-2008, 10:04 AM
Post: #21
How to use Rsync with backup user?
Thanks lasomgra that worked,

I had existing keys so all I had to do was:

*copy the <client>/.ssh/dsa.pub file to <backup.dreamhost.com>/.ssh/authorized_keys
*chmod 644 <backup.dreamhost.com>/.ssh
*rsync -e ssh

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11-06-2008, 01:19 PM
Post: #22
How to use Rsync with backup user?
My upload speed is capped at 768kbps, so I should be getting around 96kB/sec (give or take). I even tried uploading something from work (which has pretty good upload speeds), still getting speeds around ~46kB/sec.
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11-06-2008, 01:37 PM
Post: #23
How to use Rsync with backup user?
Maybe it's capped at 384kbps then. At that rate, I can backup 1.3GB per night (8hrs). No big deal for me, since I'm doing incremental backups.

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11-07-2008, 12:11 AM
Post: #24
How to use Rsync with backup user?
cool on my mac 10.4 I got rsync working with the following command

sudo rsync -avz --protocol=29 --delete '/opt/local' 'bxxxxx@backup.dreamhost.com:opt_local'

I had to sudo because I am backing up some files that only root has access to (my whole mac ports tree)

Anyways thanks for the help everyone, hope my line works for some people.
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11-11-2008, 09:33 AM
Post: #25
How to use Rsync with backup user?
Has anyone tried this with Duplicity?
http://duplicity.nongnu.org/index.html

This has encryption of the data and uses rsync to minimize data transfer. Since it uses TAR format it should backup extended attributes as well if your system supports those.
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11-18-2008, 01:19 PM
Post: #26
How to use Rsync with backup user? - DeltaCopy
Did anyone ever get DeltaCopy running? Their FAQ implies its possible, and I'm working with DH support, but I'd love to chat with someone who's gotten it to work.

EDIT: I have merged several cross-posts into a new post:

http://discussion.dreamhost.com/showflat...5&o=14∂=
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11-18-2008, 01:53 PM
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How to use Rsync with backup user? - DeltaCopy
You just posted this same question over in Curious, and with a better description of the problem. Rather than crossposting, it would have been better to start a new Troubleshooting thread.

-Scott
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11-18-2008, 02:07 PM
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How to use Rsync with backup user? - DeltaCopy
Yes, you're right.
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11-24-2008, 11:30 AM
Post: #29
How to use Rsync with backup user?
I got Duplicity working on my Windows Home Server yesterday.

I'm still experimenting, but it appears that it will work VERY well.

I did a test backup of a fairly large share on the WHS box yesterday (about 2.3GB of data).

The initial bacup completed in about 2 hours, 45 minutes.

My quick calculation shows about a 240KB/sec throughput (I have a Verizon Fios 20/5 mbps connection).

I did a test restore this morning of a sub directory - it worked perfectly.

I then added some new files to the share, and did an incremental backup via duplicity - it took about 1 minute to compare the signatures of what was backed up yesterday and determine the 4 new files and then back them up.

I'm very happy with this solution. I can now back up all of my personal, sensitive data to Dreamhost for a VERY inexpensive price (If I exclude my Photos, I will be within the 50GB, if I include them, I think I'll be at about $3.00 per month).

The key to getting this working on Windows was the guide at the following URL:

http://jager.no/jager-no-news/archive/20...on-windows
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12-06-2008, 08:50 PM
Post: #30
How to use Rsync with backup user?
What version of rsync are people using to backup from OS X to Dreamhost? There is extensive discussion on how Apple's version of rsync does not preserve OS X metadata like creation dates, etc. See discussion here:

http://www.n8gray.org/blog/2007/04/27/in...p-bouncer/
http://www.mail-archive.com/rsync@lists....20358.html

The latest version of rsync is supposed to respect OS X metadata and Bombich gives a detailed tutorial on updating rsync and setting up an automatic backup script here:

http://www.bombich.com/mactips/rsync.html

The only SNAFUs:

1) You have to include the following flag to get past the 'insecure -e option' error discussed elsewhere in this thread. This may be moot if DH updates their rsync install (see below).
Code:
--protocol=29
2) You have to remove one flag Bombich includes in his rsync command:
Code:
--rsync-path="/usr/local/bin/rsync"
I did all this but ultimately failed because DH is running an ancient version of rsync (2.6.9). The developers of rsync have since posted a security advisory about a vulnerability in all versions prior to 3.0.2. I just now contacted support about this so hopefully we'll all be able to do true OS X rsync backups soon.
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