Rsync remote data as root using sudo

rsync --rsync-path 'sudo rsync' username@source:/folder/ /local/
If your user has sudo on the remote box, you can rsync data as root without needing to login as root. This is very helpful if the remote box does not allow root to login over SSH (which is a common security restriction).

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By: Alioth
2009-03-25 21:18:55

What Others Think

Would sure come in handy but here's what I get (rsync installed on both server and client --Arch): sudo: no tty present and no askpass program specified rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (0 bytes received so far) [Receiver] rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(226) [Receiver=3.1.2]
datruche · 181 weeks and 3 days ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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