mirrorring mailserver

Michael P. Carel mikecarel at team5.teamglac.com
Tue Nov 13 12:52:48 EST 2001

Hi to all,

Im just a RSYNC newbie, i've tried to set this up and evaluate. Im trying to
create a mirror of my mail server but what i observed during my test of this
rsync the ownership are being changed(501) when it was downloaded  to my
mirror.I have the following test config with my server:

mail server: rsyncd.conf(

motd file = /etc/rsyncd.motd
log file = /var/log/rsyncd.log
pid file = /var/run/rsyncd.pid
lock file = /var/run/rsync.lock

        path = /home/test
        comment = My Test File
        read only = yes
        list = yes
        hosts allow =

This is my commandline in my mirror machine transferring file to /home/test/

#rsync -avz /home/test

Any idea whats wrong with my work? i just whant to preserved all the
ownership and permissions on the mail server upon transferring on the mirror

Thanks in advance


Michael P. Carel
Systems Administrator

FTI Taguig Metro, Manila. PHIL.
Tel. Nos.  (02) 838-50-05 local 363
               (02) 838-84-38 direct

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