I have two servers set up, one being the primary(SERVER1), the second(SERVER2) being the backup in case of failure. I'm trying to get a good system set up to mirror all my files over to the backup server, so I tried the "Mirror Your Web Site With rsync" article. I'm having a problem when I do the: Code: rsync -avz -e ssh firstname.lastname@example.org:/var/www/ /var/www/ I get this: Code: 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] I'm guessing it's because I have SERVER1 set up so when I connect using SSH it's asecure connection as described in http://linux-sxs.org/networking/openssh.putty.html. What I need is a wat to modify the instructions so I can work with rsync, but I'm just not getting it to work. I thought I'd ask to see if anyone else had any ideas.