Browsing articles tagged with " rsync"
Apr
30
2012

Using sudo, ssh, rsync on the Official Ubuntu Images for EC2

The official Ubuntu images for EC2 do not allow ssh directly to the root account, but instead provide access through a normal “ubuntu” user account. This practice fits the standard Ubuntu security model available in other environments and, admittedly, can take a bit of getting used to if you are not familiar with it. This document describes how to work inside this environment using the “ubuntu” user and the sudo utility to execute commands as […]

Apr
30
2012

Automating backups using rsync, bash and cron

Rsync it  is a command line program for Linux that performs a backups. Bash is a scripting language for Linux that allows you to automate the commands you run in the command line. And Cron is a Linux program that schedules programs to run, based on time. You can see the potential for these three programs to work together to provide automated backups!I wanted to backup my home directory using rsync to a separate drive, […]




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