SUNScholar/Disaster Recovery/Backups/Client Setup/Server Sync

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Create an rsync config file

sudo nano /etc/rsyncd.conf

Copy and paste the following.

uid = root
gid = root

[home]
path = /home

NANO Editor Help
CTL+O = Save the file and then press Enter
CTL+X = Exit "nano"
CTL+K = Delete line
CTL+U = Undelete line
CTL+W = Search for %%string%%
CTL+\ = Search for %%string%% and replace with $$string$$
CTL+C = Show line numbers

More info = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nano_(text_editor)


Enable the rsync server

sudo nano /etc/default/rsync

Change false to true.

RSYNC_ENABLE=true

NANO Editor Help
CTL+O = Save the file and then press Enter
CTL+X = Exit "nano"
CTL+K = Delete line
CTL+U = Undelete line
CTL+W = Search for %%string%%
CTL+\ = Search for %%string%% and replace with $$string$$
CTL+C = Show line numbers

More info = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nano_(text_editor)


Start the rsync server

sudo service rsync restart

Check the rysnc server

sudo rsync localhost::home

A listing of files should be displayed.

See example output below.

dspace@repository:~$ sudo rsync localhost::home
drwxr-xr-x        4096 2013/12/02 14:27:48 .
drwxr-xr-x        4096 2013/12/05 12:29:27 backup
drwxr-xr-x        4096 2013/12/05 12:29:27 dspace

Add a firewall rule to allow the backup server to get to the backup files using the "rsync" service

It is assumed that you have enabled a firewall on your IR server, if not please go to: http://wiki.lib.sun.ac.za/index.php/SUNScholar/Firewall and do so.

Then add the following firewall to allow the backup server to connect:

sudo ufw allow from %server-hostname% to any port 873

Replace %server-hostname% with the server hostname of your backup server.