BackupPC SSH Key Setup

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BackupPC SSH Key Setup

Postby tuaris » 20 Jul 2012, 06:07

I have BackupPC running on my system and it successfully backs up my windows hosts through SMB every night. I would like to backup some of my BSD and Linux servers as well through rsync or tar/ssh.

Problem is that I do not know where to place the SSH keys. The Port did not give the backuppc user a home folder. Should I just create any home folder for it and enable login for the account?
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Postby SirDice » 20 Jul 2012, 07:08

tuaris wrote:Problem is that I do not know where to place the SSH keys. The Port did not give the backuppc user a home folder. Should I just create any home folder for it and enable login for the account?

Yes, that would be a way to do it. Probably the easiest way. Set some insanely difficult password on the account, you can always login as root and [man=1]su[/man] to the account if you can't remember the password.
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