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Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Rdiff-backup over FTP

From: Patrick Nagel
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Rdiff-backup over FTP
Date: Thu, 07 May 2009 13:18:47 +0800
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Hi Chencho,

On 2009-05-06 23:02, Chencho wrote:
Now i want to develop an app (windows platform will be 99% users) to make
this external incremental backups directly from the desktop, without office

I'm not sure how configure ssh in each desktop to not ask about password,
and i think the easiest way to do the backup is over ftp.

Is possible make rdiff-backup work over ftp instead ssh?

No, it's not possible. What I think would work (never did it though):
Install an SSH server on those Windows servers and then run rdiff-backup on the backup server. Of course you have to set up key based authentication, which is straight forward once you understand the basic principles of public key authentication. Basically you create a key pair (private + public key) on the backup server and copy the public key to all the SSH-enabled Windows machines and put it into its allowed keys list (on Unix that works by putting the public key in ~/.ssh/authorized_keys). You can now connect from the backup server to all Windows machines without the need of passwords (provided you use a non-passphrase protected secret key, which is not recommended, but probably ok in this situation).


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