I'm trying to set up a backuppc client using ssh+rsync via cygwin on Win 7. SSH was working fine. I added the backuppc user then used mkpasswd to add the user to /etc/passwd. Now ssh fails with:
Windows could not start the CYGWIN sshd service on Local Computer. Error 1069 the service did not start due to a logon failure.
These directories are huge and trying to use a standard copy process would suck. I will settle for robocopy but I'm curious as to how one can completely incapacitate a fully functional ssh service simply by adding a user to /etc/passwd.
Any idea how to get sshd running again? It's fallen like a deck of cards -- I've tried reconfiguring it with ssh-host-config ...reinstalling it. Nothing, nada -- fail.