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I know it's not equivalent, but I can drush rsync @local @remote but not drush @remote status -v. So my ssh keys are in place, I'm on the right port etc.

I get:

Loaded alias @remote from file /Volumes/Users/blah/.drush/aliases.drushrc.php
Begin redispatch via drush_invoke_process().
Calling proc_open(ssh -p 22009 BLAH@xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx 'env COLUMNS=238 drush  --verbose --root=/home/REMOTE/d7 --uri=d7.REMOTE.co.uk  core-status 2>&1' 2>&1);

env: drush: Permission denied

What do I need to set on @remote to make it work? Drush is installed there (same version) and works happily.

Is there are Drush error log or will I need to get the hosting company to have a look through logs?

Here is my alias:

$aliases['REMOTE'] = array(
   'root' => '/home/REMOTE/SUBDIRECTORY',
   'uri' => 'http://REMOTE.co.uk',
   'remote-host' => 'xx.xx.xx.xx',
   'ssh-options' => '-p 22009',
   'remote-user' => 'SSH_USER',
   'path-aliases' =>
   array (
      '%drush' => '/home/REMOTE/.composer/vendor/drush/drush',
      '%site' => 'sites/default/',
      '%dump-dir' => '/home/REMOTE/drush.dbdumps',
   ),
   'databases' =>
   array (
      'default' =>
      array (
         'default' =>
         array (
            'database' => 'xxx',
            'username' => 'xxx',
            'password' => 'xxx',
            'host' => 'localhost',
            'port' => '',
            'driver' => 'mysql',
            'prefix' => '',
         ),
      ),
   ),
);
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The first thing to do is to ensure that the 'remote-user' in your site alias is the same user that you use when you log in to the site.

The next thing to check is whether or not drush is on your $PATH on the remote site. You have probably set this up explicitly in a .bashrc file, since it is working when you log in locally. However, often, .bashrc files exit early when called in non-interactive mode, as Drush does.

Perhaps the easiest way to get around this is to figure out what the correct full path to the drush script is, and set '%drush-script' in the 'path-aliases' of your site alias to point at the correct executable. See example.aliases.drushrc.php.

UPDATE: Use '%drush-script', not '%drush'.

'remote-user' is the user that Drush will use to log in via ssh. It should be a user that has permission to use Drush. Some people use the webserver user for this, but if you have a separate web admin user, that would be a preferable choice.

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  • I should have said I have a site alias (now added to the question) which I based on the output of drush site-alias --with-db --show-passwords --with-optional @self
    – bloke_zero
    Oct 27 '15 at 9:49
  • I'm a bit confused by the remote-user thing, that is the user I use to connect via SSH, should that be the same name as the Drupal admin user? Thanks.
    – bloke_zero
    Oct 27 '15 at 9:53

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