I have a Bash script that executes an rsync command to sync files with a remote server.
#!/bin/bash rsync -auvzP --exclude=.bundle --exclude=node_modules --exclude=tmp '/Volumes/Norman Data/me/.bash_profile' '/Volumes/Norman Data/me/Documents' --exclude=remote email@example.com:backup/
This works when I run it from the terminal as I have ssh key authentication set up for my user at example.com. However, when launchd calls this script, I get the following error indicating that it cannot find my user's key file or it is invalid:
Permission denied, please try again. Permission denied, please try again. firstname.lastname@example.org: Permission denied (publickey,password). rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (0 bytes received so far) [sender] rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at /BuildRoot/Library/Caches/com.apple.xbs/Sources/rsync/rsync-52/rsync/io.c(453) [sender=2.6.9] I am specifying my user name in my plist file and when debugging, the script says it's being run by that same user both when running it from the terminal and from launchd alike.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>EnvironmentVariables</key> <dict> <key>HOME</key> <string>/Volumes/Norman Data/me</string> </dict> <key>GroupName</key> <string>staff</string> <key>InitGroups</key> <true/> <key>Label</key> <string>BackupDaemon</string> <key>Program</key> <string>/Volumes/Norman Data/me/backup</string> <key>StandardErrorPath</key> <string>/tmp/BackupDaemon.err</string> <key>StandardOutPath</key> <string>/tmp/BackupDaemon.out</string> <key>StartCalendarInterval</key> <dict> <key>Hour</key> <integer>16</integer> <key>Minute</key> <integer>6</integer> </dict> <key>UserName</key> <string>me</string> </dict> </plist>
I can't figure out for the life of me what the issue might be or how to even go about further debugging. Any insight anyone has to share will be greatly appreciated. Thx!