> On Thu, Apr 28, 2005 at 01:15:00PM IST, Timothy Murphy
> <tim at birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie> incoherently babbled:
>>> I know esat has a feed;
>> I just wondered if there was some reason why heanet has stopped theirs.
>> The HEAnet ftp mirror had a few disk failures during the week.
Thats explains a lot, the updates (yum) were painfully slow.
> Last I heard, they were resyncing the content.
I decided to blow away my ubuntu box and instead make an offline server.
Offline meaning services just stopped as the machine is a workstation.
So I nuked it and installed centos4 instead (same config as the server)
As the server only has a single IDE drive, as does the workstation, I
copied /etc across and modded it to suit.
So now if I cave a catastrophic failure in hardware, I simply switch it
off and run a script which starts all perfectly on the workstation.
RSYNC is my friend here. But I'm wondering how to use rsync in a script so
that it can run via crontab without entering authentication manually.
This is what I've done so far (Thanks Padraig)
rsync -auz -e ssh remote:/dir/ . && rsync -auz -e ssh . remote:/dir/
>> Conall O'Brien
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