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Thread: Backuppc and Rsync

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    Default Backuppc and Rsync

    I am trying to backup a remote device using rsync.
    I have Backuppc installed and everything appears to be operating OK. I have changed where files are stored to a connected external USB hard drive - logs are being saved to there so the setup must be correct.

    I have tested Rsync with the remote device using the format:
    rsync -avz -e ssh [email protected]:/remote/dir /workstation/dir/
    and the files are copied correctly without asking for password, so rsync is working OK.

    However, when I try to backup with BackupPC the backup fails. The error log shows me:

    full backup started for directory /remote/dir
    Running: /usr/bin/ssh -q -x -l root /usr/bin/rsync --server --sender --numeric-ids --perms --owner --group -D --links --hard-links --times --block-size=2048 --recursive --ignore-times . /remote/dir/
    Xfer PIDs are now 1893
    Read EOF: Connection reset by peer
    Tried again: got 0 bytes
    Done: 0 files, 0 bytes
    Got fatal error during xfer (Unable to read 4 bytes)
    Backup aborted (Unable to read 4 bytes)
    Not saving this as a partial backup since it has fewer files than the prior one (got 0 and 0 files versus 0)

    I must have something configured incorrectly but cannot find it.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Did you ever fix the problem? I am similar issues

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