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rsync via cron - how do I avoid password prompt

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by bobspl, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. bobspl

    bobspl Guest

    I am trying to setup a cron job to run every 5 minutes to copy files from one server to another.
    I can run the command manually but it prompts for a password which is inconsistent with a cron job.
    rsync -avz -e ssh root@ /var/www/vhosts/destination.com/

    Surely this has been done 1000's of times.

    When trying to follow instructions via google, e.g. http://troy.jdmz.net/rsync/index.html
    I run into trouble logging in via ssh, using my remote user (<>root), and issuing the command
    mkdir .ssh

    I get a permission error. Should this be in the user's home ?

    If anyone has the exact sequence to use it would be most helpful