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I am trying to backup my linux webserver to our local windows sbs 2003 server in the office. I have set up ssh and cwrsync on the windows server and have confirmed that the linux server can reach the windows server via the command:

ssh RemoteUser@xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

It asks for a password and connects fine. However when I run this command to start the backup:

rsync -avz -e ssh home/account/public_html/some/small/directory/ remote_user@xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:/cygdrive/c/backup/destination/directory/

I get this error after entering the password:

protocol version mismatch -- is your shell clean?

and then it dies.

Has anyone got any ideas?

Thanks

Alex

  • Do you have same rsync versions on windows and Linux? – rvs Feb 22 '11 at 20:37
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Lots of answers to this question on google, a possible answer is at http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-networking-3/rsync-e-ssh-error-protocol-incompatibility-345101/ .

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