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post Jun 21 2012, 10:09 AM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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I'm hoping someone can help and that I have not posted this in the wrong place.

A client of ours requires a backup of their mySQL database done each night. At the moment a mysqldump is run on the server and e-mailed to us, we then ftp the compressed dump to another server. Recently the dump has exceeded our e-mail quota so now we just receive a link to the file. Asking around we were told about rsync so we could cron a rsync job to copy the dump to the other server automatically. I have been testing this and trying to get it to work but I can't manage it. This is what I have been trying.

rsync -zvr /(source) (Username)@(Address):/(destination) password:(password)

I SSH into our server and run the command and get the following error message

Unexpected remote arg: (Username)@(Address):/(destination)
rsync error: syntax or usage error (code 1) at main.c(1213) [sender=3.0.6]

As you may tell from above I am relatively new to linux so please be gentle with me regarding any terminology I have used incorrectly.

Thank you in advance.
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