I am trying to rsync the /opt/zimbra directory to another remote server. I have added my rsync user to the zimbra group, which works pretty well. However, I get access denied on many files and it looks like those files are no access at the group level.

Since I can't/won't allow root to SSH from outside, I think my only options are:

1. to change the permissions to "read" at the zimbra group level for the entire zimbra directory or

2. Have the zimbra user do the rsync

On the first, I'm not sure what effect that will have on my live production server

On the second, I don't know the Zimbra user password and would not want to go assigning one.

Does anyone have any advice?