[CentOS] BackupPC is not easy to setup

Sun Sep 13 18:14:58 UTC 2015
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

On 9/13/2015 7:58 AM, Timothy Murphy wrote:
>>> 1. Why exactly does backuppc want to ssh to root?
>> >To enable access to all of the files on the client.
>>> >>Is this just a way of running BackupPC as root?
>> >Why do you want this? It's not required to run backuppc as user root.
> I don't want (or not want) to do this.
> I was asking the reason for ssh-ing from backuppc to root.
> I don't recall any other application taking this route ?

its using ssh to run rsync on the backup target...   it uses root so 
that rsync can access all files.

john r pierce, recycling bits in santa cruz