I'm trying to follow that article, but my server won't let me get past the test to see if rsync is working. I think the problem is that my server1 has SSH already set to use public/private keys to connect using putty. Is there a way for me to get around this? I tried to input this on server2(mirror): Code: rsync -avz --delete --exclude=**/stats --exclude=**/error --exclude=**/files/pictures -e "ssh -v -i /root/rsync/mirror-rsync-key" [email protected]:/var/www/ /var/www/ and got this: Code: [email protected]:~# rsync -avz --delete --exclude=**/stats --exclude=**/error --exclude=**/files/pictures -e "ssh -v -i /root/rsync/mirror-rsync-key" [email protected]:/var/www/ /var/www/ OpenSSH_4.7p1 Debian-8ubuntu1.2, OpenSSL 0.9.8g 19 Oct 2007 debug1: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh/ssh_config debug1: Applying options for * debug1: Connecting to 192.168.31.200 [192.168.31.200] port 22. debug1: Connection established. debug1: permanently_set_uid: 0/0 debug1: identity file /root/rsync/mirror-rsync-key type 2 debug1: Remote protocol version 2.0, remote software version OpenSSH_4.7p1 Debian-8ubuntu1.2 debug1: match: OpenSSH_4.7p1 Debian-8ubuntu1.2 pat OpenSSH* debug1: Enabling compatibility mode for protocol 2.0 debug1: Local version string SSH-2.0-OpenSSH_4.7p1 Debian-8ubuntu1.2 debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT sent debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT received debug1: kex: server->client aes128-cbc hmac-md5 none debug1: kex: client->server aes128-cbc hmac-md5 none debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_REQUEST(1024<1024<8192) sent debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_GROUP debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_INIT sent debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_REPLY debug1: Host '192.168.31.200' is known and matches the RSA host key. debug1: Found key in /root/.ssh/known_hosts:1 debug1: ssh_rsa_verify: signature correct debug1: SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS sent debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS debug1: SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS received debug1: SSH2_MSG_SERVICE_REQUEST sent debug1: SSH2_MSG_SERVICE_ACCEPT received debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey debug1: Next authentication method: publickey debug1: Offering public key: /root/rsync/mirror-rsync-key debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey debug1: No more authentication methods to try. 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] Sorry for the long code, but I hoped that would help.