Before you begin using non-secure Rsync

You should use secure connections when possible, but if there's a need for non-secure connections, here's what you need to know.

  • You must generate a unique Rsync Password in an upload account that has been configured to access the desired storage group. You must also know the username ("Id") of the upload account in which you set up the password.
  • You must know the Upload Domain Name associated with the target storage group.
  • You must have an Rsync client installed on your local system.

How are non-secure Rsync commands issued?

Rsync commands are issued via a Terminal Session (Linux/UNIX-based OS) or a terminal session emulator such as Cygwin (Windows OS).

Non-secure Rsync (password) and Solaris

The Solaris operating system truncates any Rsync password greater than eight (8) characters. (Its getpass() function call in Rsync only takes the first eight characters). If your password is longer than this, you can work around the problem by using the --password-file option, or by setting the environment variable, “RSYNC_PASSWORD”.