[oclug] rsync, ssh, and cron
Michael P. Soulier
msoulier at digitaltorque.ca
Tue Apr 6 18:02:02 EDT 2004
On 06/04/04 Dave Edwards said:
> I've created a cron job to regularly backup a remote directory. The
> command looks like:
> su - dle -c 'rsync -e ssh -aqz www.foo.bar:/usr/websites/foo.bar/www
> However, something there -- either rsync or ssh -- does not like it.
> Something about being run by cron is tripping it up, as the command
> works fine when I run it by hand. I receive the error output via
> local email: standard in must be a tty.
> This has the earmarks of a self-kicker, but I need a little help to
> get there.
If you run that under vixie-cron, you can specify a user for the job to
0 0 * * * dle /usr/bin/rsync -e ssh -aqz
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