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Re: [rdiff-backup-users] wiki suggestions

From: Dave Kempe
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] wiki suggestions
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2008 12:19:54 +1100
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1. I found that generating an SSH key pair with "puttygen.exe"
generates keys in a Putty-specific format which therefore can not be
imported into Linux.  Despite munging them in various obvious ways
(trying to make them look like keys from ssh-keygen) I couldn't
get them to work.  There is a web page "Using Putty on Windows to
[sic] login Linux securely via OpenSSH" which has very succinct
directions for generating keys with OpenSSH and then converting them
into Putty's format using puttygen.exe.  I humbly suggest the
BackupFromWindowsToLinux wiki page plagiarized that information:
doesn't puttygen have a function to save the key as openssh format keys?
just save em as that and go from there.
You can open up older private key files and export as well.

2. It took me a few minutes to figure out how to a full backup of
C:\ going.  The magic is to escape the "\" with "//".  For example...

  rdiff-backup.exe -v5 --no-hard-links --print-statistics
    --remote-schema "plink.exe -i privatekey.ppk
    %s rdiff-backup --server" c://\

That too ought to be mentioned, me thinks, for obvious reasons.

thats useful. surely registering and updating the wiki is not too heavy a cost to return to the community for useful software? :)


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