Yes, when I ran "ssh -l root [clientip] whoami" I was indeed backuppc user. Thanks Les Mikesell and Richard Shaw.

Ray Frush,

I ran "admin@wdnbkup01:~$ sudo -u backuppc rsync -aP root@[myclientip]:/tmp /tmp/client
[sudo] password for admin:
receiving incremental file list
created directory /tmp/client
tmp/
tmp/.X0-lock
          11 100%   10.74kB/s    0:00:00 (xfer#1, to-check=40/42)
tmp/indicator-weather-1010.pid
           5 100%    0.07kB/s    0:00:00 (xfer#2, to-check=39/42)
tmp/qtsingleapp-homebo-c768-3f2
tmp/qtsingleapp-homebo-c768-3f2-lockfile
           0 100%    0.00kB/s    0:00:00 (xfer#3, to-check=37/42)
tmp/tmp9rfGGH
           0 100%    0.00kB/s    0:00:00 (xfer#4, to-check=36/42)
tmp/tmpTJVb6u
           0 100%    0.00kB/s    0:00:00 (xfer#5, to-check=35/42)
tmp/tmpdvZaiW
           0 100%    0.00kB/s    0:00:00 (xfer#6, to-check=34/42)
tmp/tmpklVFkz
           0 100%    0.00kB/s    0:00:00 (xfer#7, to-check=33/42)
tmp/unity_support_test.0
           0 100%    0.00kB/s    0:00:00 (xfer#8, to-check=32/42)
tmp/.ICE-unix/
tmp/.ICE-unix/13650
tmp/.X11-unix/
tmp/.X11-unix/X0
tmp/at-spi2/
tmp/at-spi2/socket-10572-1804289383
tmp/at-spi2/socket-13312-1804289383
tmp/at-spi2/socket-1360-1804289383
tmp/at-spi2/socket-4936-1804289383
tmp/keyring-vALUtM/
tmp/keyring-vALUtM/control
tmp/keyring-vALUtM/gpg
tmp/keyring-vALUtM/pkcs11
tmp/keyring-vALUtM/ssh
tmp/orbit-bob/
tmp/pulse-2L9K88eMlGn7/
tmp/pulse-PKdhtXMmr18n/
tmp/pulse-ikLM6dQvIz5H/
tmp/pulse-ikLM6dQvIz5H/native
tmp/pulse-ikLM6dQvIz5H/pid
           6 100%    0.07kB/s    0:00:00 (xfer#9, to-check=10/42)
tmp/sni-qt_skype_13737-Us8Air/
tmp/sni-qt_skype_13737-Us8Air/icons/
tmp/sni-qt_skype_13737-Us8Air/icons/hicolor/
tmp/sni-qt_skype_13737-Us8Air/icons/hicolor/24x24/
tmp/sni-qt_skype_13737-Us8Air/icons/hicolor/24x24/apps/
tmp/sni-qt_skype_13737-Us8Air/icons/hicolor/24x24/apps/skype_13737_0972e5fde53a4a87346ebb91c4c2b159.png
         935 100%    8.70kB/s    0:00:00 (xfer#10, to-check=5/42)
tmp/sni-qt_skype_13737-Us8Air/icons/hicolor/24x24/apps/skype_13737_6cbeda8e2c9f56d3ac75ccdf8d282a69.png
         888 100%    8.18kB/s    0:00:00 (xfer#11, to-check=4/42)
tmp/sni-qt_skype_13737-Us8Air/icons/hicolor/24x24/apps/skype_13737_c2ee5f08e8df31fd4dcef88f95ed4a16.png
        1389 100%   12.80kB/s    0:00:00 (xfer#12, to-check=3/42)
tmp/sni-qt_skype_13737-Us8Air/icons/hicolor/24x24/apps/skype_13737_dad77418071bead905e2dbe605715dcd.png
         968 100%    8.83kB/s    0:00:00 (xfer#13, to-check=2/42)
tmp/sni-qt_skype_13737-Us8Air/icons/hicolor/24x24/apps/skype_13737_f2fc4a539a7b9553f5b35241d1154e84.png
         911 100%    8.31kB/s    0:00:00 (xfer#14, to-check=1/42)
tmp/ssh-UauLqpz13650/
tmp/ssh-UauLqpz13650/agent.13650

sent 376 bytes  received 7160 bytes  15072.00 bytes/sec
total size is 5113  speedup is 0.68
You clearly know more about rsync than I do. What does this tell you?

And for the record, I have three other clients working properly. For what ever reason this particular client (that use to work fine) has decided to resist exchanging keys and after I got it to exchange keys and answer whoami with 'root' still will not backup.

Robert Wooden
Nashville, TN. USA

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