Files Loosing Ownership after rsync
Mahesh Chandra Patil
mahesh_patil_99 at rediffmail.com
Tue Aug 20 23:58:00 EST 2002
Greetings to all.
I am a newbie to rsync. I have a problem,for which I could not
find the solution in Rsync Faq o Matiq. Even google couldnt give
any solution. So finally I am here..
Currently I am using Rsync to backup data from two different
servers. server (a) and sserver (b). The data from servers a & b
is rsynce'd to my third machine (c). I have implemented ssh. The
process is going fine. The data is being sysnced regularly.
the syntax i am using is "/usr/bin/rsync --stats --partial
--progress --config=/etc/rsyncd.conf -essh -avzp
ONly hitch is when ever the data is reaching server (c).. all the
files are losing their ownership. The file permissions (rwx) is
ok. But only the ownership is failing.
ON servers (a) and (b) there are various users and they are
different on a and b ie.. for example the uid 501, is having
different name on server (a) and different name on server (b). I
cant create same users on my server (c).
I think this will be a great problem when I try to restore the
data back to the server, as all the ownership of the files will
So kindly guide me if there is any option that I am missing.
If this subject is already discussed kindly direct me to the
Waiting in anticipation.
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