How to manually force rsync backup?

Something broke in my backup settings after applying security updates. I had been successfully using the rsync option in the Backup settings for the past year + using a non-standard port by manually adjusting the root .SSH config file (How to use rsync with a different port? - #5 by beyondthewall)

Now I am receiving an error email with "Error running 'rsync -e ‘ssh -oBatchMode=yes -i /root/.ssh/id_rsa_miab’ -e “/usr/bin/ssh -oStrictHostKeyChecking=no -oBatchMode=yes -p 22 …”

Note the syntax above using “-p 22”

I just changed the SSH client config file to use my backup server port, 2345, and restarted. I’m assuming that may work, but I want to manual force an rsync backup? Any ideas?

I believe you can just run a backup using mailinabox/management/

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Yes, this is correct.

For some reason my pfsense firewall is now rejecting the IVP4/6 packets to my local server. Not sure what has changed since it’s been working well for 1 year+??

Back to the drawing board, as they say…

ok, I’m a bonehead. I opened the SSH port on my MIAB and router, but forgot to open the port on my NAS. Duh…

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