[oclug] rsync, ssh, and cron
dle at sympatico.ca
Tue Apr 6 21:28:34 EDT 2004
On 2004-04-06 18:08+0000, Hugh Campbell wrote:
> On Tue, 6 Apr 2004 17:35:30 -0400, Dave Edwards wrote:
> >I've created a cron job to regularly backup a remote directory.
> 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 rings a bell with me I think. It may have something to do with
> the su environment that you are su'ing into.
> Have you tried running it from rsync's crontab? This is what I do
> and it seems to work perfectly.
Thanks, Hugh. As we briefly discussed at tonight's meeting, I wonder
how this approach to the problem works with my (dle's) ssh
particulars, the ones required to log into the remore machine.
Dave Edwards <dleSympaticoCa>
Freelance and Technical Writer,
With Special Interest in Open Source Software
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