rsync error: partial transfer (code 23) at main.c(576)

tim.conway at tim.conway at
Thu Feb 7 08:16:55 EST 2002

Well, Mike.  I'd guess it's a permission problem.  Either on the 
destination itself or teh module defined in rsyncd.conf.  Let's 
concentrate on that second one.  It's documented that by default, if you 
do not specify a uid for a module (in rsyncd.conf), it will use -2 
(usually corresponds to "nobody".  same for gid.  I suspect that's 
probably all you need to hear.
(see rsyncd.conf.5)

Tim Conway
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        Subject:        rsync error: partial transfer (code 23) at main.c(576)

I want to rsync my home directory from interd1 to interp1.  interd1 is
the server, so I enter:

rsync -vraz --delete ./ interp1::test

rsync: building file list ...
rsync: 6 files to consider.
delete_one: unlinek .rhosts: Permission denied
rsync: failed to open ".sh_history", continuing : Permission denied
mkstemp ..profile.KIa00D failed
mkstemp ..sh_history.LIa00D failed
mkstemp .a.a.MIa00D failed
mkstemp .rsync.test.NIa00d failed
mkstemp .test.OIa00D failed
wrote 1959 bytes read 126 bytes 1930.00 bytes/sec
total size is 6173 speedup is 2.96
rsync error: patrial transfer (code 23) at main.c(576)

Do you know why this is only partialy transfering?


Mike Lefebvre

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