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

From: Gregy
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Rdiff-backup over FTP
Date: Thu, 7 May 2009 08:14:07 +0200

Wouldn't it be easier to just follow the guide located on the wiki?
There is step-by-step how to configure rdiff-backup on windows as a
client to linux server. Or do you want windows to be the server?

2009/5/7 Patrick Nagel <address@hidden>:
> 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
>> server.
>> 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).
> Patrick.
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