I'm creating a cron job to keep two dirs in sync. I'm using rsync. I'm running an rsync daemon. I read the manual and it says:
RSYNC_PASSWORD Setting RSYNC_PASSWORD to the required password allows you to run authenticated rsync connections to an rsync daemon without user intervention. Note that this does not supply a password to a shell transport such as ssh. USER or LOGNAME The USER or LOGNAME environment variables are used to determine the default username sent to an rsync daemon. If neither is set, the username defaults to 'nobody'
I have something like:
#!/bin/bash USER=name RSYNC_PASSWORD=pass DEST="myhost::mymodule" /usr/bin/rsync -rltvvv . $DEST
I also tried exporting (dangerous, I know) USER and RSYNC_PASSWORD. I also tried with LOGNAME. Nothing works. Am I doing this correctly?
EDIT (for clarification)
I am using rsync version 2.6.9 under linux.
This command works:
/usr/bin/rsync -rltvvv . myuser@myhost::mymodule
I am prompted for the password and when I type it in, the transfer begins.
This is the error I get when trying via the script:
opening tcp connection to myhost port 873 opening connection using --server -vvvltr . mymodule @ERROR: auth failed on module mymodule rsync error: error starting client-server protocol (code 5) at main.c(1383) [sender=2.6.9] _exit_cleanup(code=5, file=main.c, line=1383): about to call exit(5)