On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 12:34 AM, Robert E. Wooden <email@example.com>
I ran "admin@wdnbkup01:~$
sudo -u backuppc rsync -aP root@[myclientip]:/tmp /tmp/client
password for admin:
receiving incremental file list
created directory /tmp/client
I was hoping for some kind of informative failure. But we got none. That rules out the .ssh keys and any obvious mis-configurations.
When you rund "BackupPC_dump" part of what it runs is an rsync server on the client to be backed up. The rest of the script is a perl based rsync receiver.
backuppc 32396 24278 2 09:31 ? 00:00:00 /usr/bin/perl /usr/share/BackupPC/bin/BackupPC_dump -i hostname
backuppc 32406 32396 0 09:31 ? 00:00:00 /usr/bin/ssh -q -x -l root hostname /usr/bin/rsync --server --sender --numeric-ids --perms --owner --group -D --links --hard-links --times --block-size=2048 --recursive .
This is where my knowledge breaks down BackupPC_dump tries to talk to the "rsync --server..." running on the client, but in your case it is failing. In our environment that's usually because the client disconnects from the network before any data is transferred. (We backup a lot of laptops that wander around). You'll have to see if there's any evidence that the client becomes "unavailable" after a backup is started. Also check that the 'rsync --server' is actually getting started on the client.
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