Rsync over SSH improvements

Discussion in 'Feature Requests' started by Joshua Parker Ruehlig, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. Joshua Parker Ruehlig Well-Known Member

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    Joshua Parker Ruehlig, Apr 20, 2012

    Two improvements I propose..
    *add documentation for rsync over ssh, specifically that you must 'remoteuser@remoteip' in the 'Remote Host' box. I found this out through trial and error.
    *add a 'SSH Private Key' entry for users, 'SSH Public Key' is already there =] (

    In order to get rsync pulling over ssh working I needed to add my private ssh key (id_rsa) to my freenas user I was running rsync as
    I also needed to add a public key(, this is a bug, freenas doesn't need this, but the gui wouldn't accept this user unless I had one

    I obviously also added my public key (authorized_keys) to my remote host's user's .ssh directory

    Thanks for everything!
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    James, Apr 23, 2012

    The documentation was waiting for some fixes to be implemented. Now that beta3 is out, I'll take another crack at it.

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