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Old 28th October 2008, 22:41
rozilla rozilla is offline
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Nevermind. I found the problem. There was a change of IPs for server and client a month ago, and a "rechange" a few days ago. Added the IP to /etc/hosts and recreated the public/private key exchanges, and all is fine now.

For those who are always prompted for a password, try this

ssh -l root clientIP whoami


ssh -l root clientHostName whoami
clientIP: e.g
clientHostname: e.g. mediaserver

One of the two should return

while the other returns

The authenticity of host 'files (' can't be established.
RSA key fingerprint is 67:3f:82:e4:1c:6a:71:b8:46:f3:8f:a0:28:c6:f2:25.
Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes
Warning: Permanently added 'mediaserver' (RSA) to the list of known hosts.

After that, run your backup and it should work just mine.
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