[CentOS] rsync and selinux

Mon Jan 7 14:47:05 UTC 2013
lhecking at users.sourceforge.net <lhecking at users.sourceforge.net>

> I use rsync extensively to transfer entire systems from and to SElinux
> enforcing environments and have never had a problem with reads using
> rsync when logged on as the root user.  My typical command line is
> some variation of the following:
> /usr/bin/rsync -avX --delete-after --specials --times \
>   --exclude-from=/root/rsync.d/exclude.list \
>* /.
 (-a includes --times :)

> Are you connecting as the root user?
 I'm connecting in daemon mode since I'm using pre-defined modules. Any other
 solution requires either a password or setting up passwordless ssh, which
 I'm not inclined to do in this case. The purpose here is automation.