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Date:      Tue, 18 Jan 2000 10:57:29 GMT
From:      adrian@devnet-uk.net
To:        mark <mark@itsunix.uwc.ac.za>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: 
Message-ID:  <20000118105729.6252.qmail@qmail.devnet-uk.net>
In-Reply-To: <0001181244430A.25159@itsunix.uwc.ac.za>
References:  <0001181244430A.25159@itsunix.uwc.ac.za>

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mark writes:

> 
> Hello,
> 
> I am a newbie to UNIX ( approx 1.5 months ) and need some help.
> 
> I have 5 Unix machines ( 1 new backup , 4 servers ) and I would now like to
> backup the necessary information on the servers.
> 
> I was thinking that I could tar the info on the servers and then scp it to the
> backup server at a specified time using the cron daemon. And then for the
> backup server to well of cousre back it up using cron as well.
> 
> The problem comes in when I scp it asks for a password.
> I am not sure how to use the cron to send a password ( not safe either if
> someone gets to see the cron file )
> 
> The backup server needs to accept password-less scp from my 4 servers only, and
> any other admin machines etc, as normal with passwords.
> 
> Do you think that this is the right way to go about it?
> Do you have any other ideas?
> 
> Many thanks for your time,
> 
> Mark
> Trainee UNIX ADMINISTRATOR
> UNIVERSITY OF THE WESTERN CAPE
> 
> 
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Hi

You might want to look at Amanda, which is in the ports.

Adrian Urquhart
Technical Director
devnet (uk) ltd


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