Error in vbr copycluster

Hi @ll

I follow the steps in https://www.vertica.com/docs/9.2.x/HTML/Content/Authoring/AdministratorsGuide/BackupRestore/CopyingTheDatabaseToAnotherCluster.htm to do a simple test and I got this message:

dbadmin@srvvert02:~$ vbr -t copycluster -c copycluster.ini
Error: Worker process exited with error: Permission denied (publickey,password).

Copycluster FAILED.

Is a very simple envirionment, two single nodes servers for test propouse

My copycluster.ini is here

dbadmin@srvvert02:~$ cat copycluster.ini
snapshotName = Copydb001
restorePointLimit = 5
tempDir = /tmp/vbr
retryCount = 5
retryDelay = 1

dbName = db001
dbUser = dbadmin
dbPassword = vertica
dbPromptForPassword = False

encrypt = False
checksum = False
port_rsync = 50000

; backupDir is not used for cluster copy
v_db001_node0001 =

And a SSH passwordless is working

dbadmin@srvvert02:~$ ssh dbadmin@
Welcome to Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS (GNU/Linux 4.4.0-116-generic x86_64)

177 packages can be updated.
107 updates are security updates.

New release '18.04.2 LTS' available.
Run 'do-release-upgrade' to upgrade to it.

Last login: Tue Apr 9 18:16:29 2019 from

Thank you!


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    AfeAfe - Select Field - Employee

    @AndreAlmeida Can you retry the operation with more verbose logging by adding "--debug 3" to the copycluster command line and paste the last few lines around the failure from the vbr log? The vbr log will be present in /tmp/vbr

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