rsync not copying owner/group on some files

Dave Dykstra dwd at
Wed Oct 31 02:38:17 EST 2001

On Mon, Oct 29, 2001 at 02:02:17PM -0800, Ian Kettleborough wrote:
> 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.

I cannot reproduce it.  Please tell us your operating system and give
us a simple set of steps to reproduce it, from creating logins and groups
with specific ids and creating specific files owned by those logins and

- Dave Dykstra

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