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    Default Backing up Apache and HTDOC folder using RSYNC

    Good afternoon all. I am having a little trouble with trying to backup my Apache (conf.d and httpd.conf) files to another machine via RSYNC.

    Setup:-
    ** Both machines are running Suse 11.0 and Apache 2.2 **
    Machine 1 - Main Webserver, 192.168.1.225
    Machine 2 - Backup Webserver, 192.168.1.223

    Machine 2 has /etc/samba/smb.conf entries:-
    Code:
    [apache]
    	comment = Apache
    	path = /etc/apache2
    	guest ok = yes
    	read only = no
    	force user = root
    
    [htdocs]
    	comment = WWW Base Folder
    	path = /srv/www/htdocs/
    	guest ok = yes
    	read only = no
    	force user = badger_fruit
    Machine 1 has (while logged in a local user badger_fruit) had two folders created in /home/badger_fruit/data/

    apache
    htdocs

    In the /etc/fstab on Machine 1 I have added the entries:-
    Code:
    # APACHE BACKUP FOLDERS
    //192.168.1.223/apache	/home/badger_fruit/data/apache	cifs	username=root,password=##########,auto,uid=root,gid=root,_netdev	0	0
    //192.168.1.223/htdocs	/home/badger_fruit/data/htdocs	cifs	username=badger_fruit,password=##########,auto,uid=badger_fruit,gid=users,_netdev	0	0
    There is a cron job set to run the script below every 1 hour:-
    Code:
    #!/bin/sh
    LOG_FILE=/home/badger_fruit/data/backup-log
    
    echo >> $LOG_FILE
    echo "------------------------------" >> $LOG_FILE
    date >> $LOG_FILE
    echo "------------------------------" >> $LOG_FILE
    
    echo "Apache Backup ==> 192.168.1.223" >> $LOG_FILE
    
    rsync -avz /etc/apache2/httpd.conf  /home/badger_fruit/data/backup/apache/ >> $LOG_FILE 2>&1
    rsync -avz /etc/apache2/conf.d/*  /home/badger_fruit/data/backup/apache/conf.d/ >> $LOG_FILE 2>&1
    Problem:-
    When I call the backup script, I see in the log file the following :-

    Code:
    ------------------------------
    Tue Aug 11 15:09:42 BST 2009
    ------------------------------
    Apache Backup ==> 192.168.1.223
    sending incremental file list
    rsync: chown "/home/badger_fruit/data/backup/apache/httpd.conf" failed: Permission denied (13)
    
    sent 38 bytes  received 15 bytes  106.00 bytes/sec
    total size is 8334  speedup is 157.25
    rsync error: some files could not be transferred (code 23) at main.c(1031) [sender=3.0.2]
    sending incremental file list
    rsync: chown "/home/badger_fruit/data/backup/apache/conf.d/apache2-manual.conf" failed: Permission denied (13)
    rsync: chown "/home/badger_fruit/data/backup/apache/conf.d/badger.conf" failed: Permission denied (13)
    rsync: chown "/home/badger_fruit/data/backup/apache/conf.d/mod_perl.conf" failed: Permission denied (13)
    rsync: chown "/home/badger_fruit/data/backup/apache/conf.d/nagios.conf" failed: Permission denied (13)
    rsync: chown "/home/badger_fruit/data/backup/apache/conf.d/php5.conf" failed: Permission denied (13)
    rsync: chown "/home/badger_fruit/data/backup/apache/conf.d/phpmyadmin.conf" failed: Permission denied (13)
    rsync: chown "/home/badger_fruit/data/backup/apache/conf.d/zm.conf" failed: Permission denied (13)
    
    sent 183 bytes  received 33 bytes  432.00 bytes/sec
    total size is 5593  speedup is 25.89
    rsync error: some files could not be transferred (code 23) at main.c(1031) [sender=3.0.2]
    Can someone please help me figure out why this is failing? I would have expected it to work (but obviously not and now I am stuck!)

    Many thanks for reading though the above!

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    Default Re: Backing up Apache and HTDOC folder using RSYNC

    So, I just wanted to post a quick update:
    Instead of using SAMBA and RSYNCing to the mounted folder, I read a little more on RSYNC and it allows you to send files direct to a PC

    eg

    rsync -avz /srv/www/htdocs/ foo:/srv/www/htdocs/

    (foo: being the destination PC).

    Given that a go and it's sent the files with no problem - just got to provide a password in the command line (more reading required!) and that should be that!

    Hope this comes to some use to someone else as well as me!

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    Default Re: Backing up Apache and HTDOC folder using RSYNC

    Great you got it sorted
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