How do I set up a SSH backup destination that points to my local Windows Server?

November 19, 2019 234 views
Backups

Hi,

I am trying to add a backup destination in my Droplet (Ubuntu 16.08) CyberPanel that points to my local Windows server. I have setup an SSH server on the local Windows Server and created a ‘root’ user. I have tested the SSH access using Putty from another remote machine into the Windows Server, and this works perfectly using the root login.
When I try to add a Backup Destination in Cyber Panel, I get the error:

Cannot add destination. Error message: # Host server.domain.com found: line 1 /root/.ssh/knownhosts updated. Original contents retained as /root/.ssh/knownhosts.old TIMEOUT [sendKey]

What am I doing wrong?
Thanks.

2 Answers

I was going to ask if you have a static IP but seems you have worked out that home server issue.

That error reads like the host fingerprint of you local machine has changed and ssh is preventing a man in the middle attack. You can clear the line from that know hosts file.

Simon
SnapShooter Digitalocean backups

  • Hi Simon, thanks for the quick answer!

    Yes, I have a static IP - no problem there.

    I can’t locate the knownhosts file on the Windows server - there’s no .ssh folder either. I can see knownhosts in the source server (Ubuntu) but clearing the data from the Ubuntu known_hosts does not help.

    • Yeah know hosts is a client server process. What does running ssh with full vebous debugging say?

      ssh -vvv example@example.com
      
      • Connecting via cmd line in the Ubuntu Droplet connects perfectly.
        It’s the Cyber Panel backup destination setup that fails.

        How can I send you the verbose logging?

Hi @ajdunne ,

To be honest, we’re familiar with CyberPanel but windows server. And there’s no windows server nearby that we can test for it. If you can submit the issue to support@litespeedtech.com with this post link appended, then our engineers can take a further look.

Best,
Eric

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