[Dirvish] rsync without ssh

Dave Howorth dhoworth at mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Thu Aug 23 08:44:23 UTC 2012


Ali Jawad wrote:
> However when I test my vault using dirvish it asks for the SSH user/pwd "I
> did install ssh on the windows server", all the setup is on a local LAN and
> I would prefer not having to configure SSH unless absolutely necessary. How
> can I force dirvish not to use ssh for this server?

I don't fully understand your message. How would you expect to use ssh
if it isn't configured? So why did you install it?

dirvish needs some transport mechanism between the backup server and
each client. Normally you would either use ssh or an rsync daemon. See
the rsync man page for details of how to use the daemon. Whatever you
use, you will need to install and configure the appropriate software on
each client. And since dirvish makes incoming connections to each
client, you would be wise to configure those connections securely.

Please show the actual output of commands if you need further help.


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