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Keep Your Data Safe with rsync Backup for Android

Nov 14, 2011, 06:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dmitri Popov)

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"Unlike rsync on Linux, the rsync Backup app offers a simple graphical interface for configuring backup profiles. But before you set up a backup job on your Android device, you have to generate an encryption key pair, and the app comes with a built-in feature that allows you to do that with relative ease. Press the hardware Menu button and tap on Generate Keys. Once the keys have been generated, you need to add the public key to the backup machine. On your Android device, open the /sdcard/dss_key.pub file in a text editor and copy the contents of the file. Next, use the ConnectBot app to connect to the backup server, and use the nano ~/.ssh/authorized_keys command to open the authorized_keys file in the nano text editor. Paste then the public key at the end of the file, then save and close it. "

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