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March 15th, 2011, 01:33 PM

I would like to backup my files from a Ubuntu server (on the Wan) to a Ubuntu server on the cloud .
i'm able to ssh from my Ubuntu server to the Ubuntu server on the cloud with a public key.
when i try to rsync from my server to the cloud i get the following .

rsync -ra -e ssh -i ubuntu@"IP":/home/ubuntu/merontest/* /home/it/bemerontest/

Permission denied (publickey).
rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (0 bytes received so far) [receiver]
rsync error: unexplained error (code 255) at io.c(454) [receiver=2.6.9]

please advise

March 16th, 2011, 06:14 AM
The value of rsync's -e argument has a space, so put it in quotes.

rsync -ra -e "ssh -i" ubuntu@"IP":/home/ubuntu/merontest/* /home/it/bemerontest/