rsync not copying owner/group on some files

Ian Kettleborough ian at
Tue Oct 30 09:02:17 EST 2001

I am trying to use rsync 2.4.6 to try creating a backup using another
locally connected hard disk. Thing copy, but sometimes the group is eith
numeric (valid). Often the owner is not even shown.

This is the command I use for rsync:

rsync-2.4.6/rsync -arxlHpogDt /usr/ /backup/usr/  --delete  

I login as root.

Any help would be appreciated.


Ian Kettleborough
ian at

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