"Permission denied" when running rsync job

  • Hello Forum,


    I would like to maintain this command as rsync job in OMV web interface (4.1.12 (Arrakis):

    Code
    rsync --rsync-path=/storage/.kodi/addons/virtual.network-tools/bin/rsync -avb root@libreelec:/var/media/INTENSO/Fotos /sharedfolders/Backup/libreelec/


    When I execute this in OMV bash, I need to enter the password of root@libreelec and then all folders/files get pulled from Libreelec to my OMV system.


    These are my settings in rsync jobs:

    • Type: Remote
    • Mode: Pull
    • Source Server: root@libreelec:/var/media/INTENSO/Fotos
    • Destination shared folder: libreelec [on BK01, Backup/libreelec/]
    • Authentication: Password
    • Password: *****
    • all additional settings: unchanged
    • extra options: --rsync-path=/storage/.kodi/addons/virtual.network-tools/bin/rsync

    When I perform "run" I receive this error message:

    my user rights for folder /sharedfolders/Backup/libreelec (and subfolders):


    drwxrwxrwx 3 root root 19 Mai 9 09:37 libreelec


    My first Idea: I would like to check which rsync command is in fact composed (and executed) from my settings in the rsync job. Where can I find this?


    My second idea: is </srv/dev-disk-by-label-BK01/Backup/libreelec> the same as /sharedfolders/Backup/libreelec ?


    Any other ideas how to solve this?


    Many thanks for your kind support


    Newtren

  • My first Idea: I would like to check which rsync command is in fact composed (and executed) from my settings in the rsync job. Where can I find this?


    My second idea: is </srv/dev-disk-by-label-BK01/Backup/libreelec> the same as /sharedfolders/Backup/libreelec ?

    Hello forum,


    is this a reasonable approach to solve my issue?


    • How can I check the full rsync command which is composed by OMV?
    • Can someone confirm, that /srv/dev-disk-by-label-BK01/Backup/libreelec is the same as /sharedfolders/Backup/libreelec?
      Otherwise I need to search in a different direction
    • "Permission denied (publickey,password,keyboard-interactive)." - shall I try to setup a passwordless login with public key?


    Thanks for any hints


    Newtren

  • I suspected that there might be a cron/anacron job somewhere. I found it here:


    /etc/cron.d/openmediavault-rsync


    It contains

    Code
    SHELL=/bin/sh
    PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin
    # m h dom mon dow user command
    13 8 * * * root /var/lib/openmediavault/cron.d/rsync-fcc54383-1496-4715-8ca7-d1e17016770a >/dev/null 2>&1


    So I checked


    /var/lib/openmediavault/cron.d/rsync-fcc54383-1496-4715-8ca7-d1e17016770a


    it contains


    So I executed this rsync command (line 30) in bash:

    the rsync command works (here with password (line 2)).


    My thesis:
    rsync may fail due to login issue on libreelec.


    So I configured passwordless login:


    (public key already exists already on OMV, so I just copied public key to remote device "libreelec"):


    and it works with ssh:


    Now the rsync command works in bash without PW:


    Final test: what if I execute the rsync job in OMV web gui (did not change the settings):


    :thumbsup:


    Conclusion:
    rsync works in my case only with public key authentication even the rsync job is set up with password authentication.

  • Glad you found a solution :) I too set up my rsync job using keys as opposed to passwords, which took a min to set up but works flawlessly.


    A side question if you don't mind, can you modify the content of the destination folder over SMB? Because on mine, as soon as a rsync job is run, the destination folder becomes sorta "read-only" when working with SMB... makes me wonder whether this is the correct behavior.


    Cheers.

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