Rsync and trying to mirror Linux user areas

Lachlan Cranswick l.m.d.cranswick at
Sun Sep 8 18:37:00 EST 2002

As root, I am trying to mirror a Redhat 7.3 Linux user area 
onto another Redhat 7.3 Linux  box using rsync.  This is using 
the following type of command:

rsync -a -v --stats --safe-links

However, rsync cannot mirror most of the user area because
of the default permissions for the user areas.


opendir(user1): Permission denied
opendir(user2): Permission denied

drwx------    3 user1    users        4096 Apr 14 20:55 user1
drwx------    3 user2    usera        4096 Apr 14 20:55 user2

Is there a way around this with rsync so that all user 
files get mirrored? (irrespective of their permissions)?.

(root on both machine can happilly browse around)


Lachlan M. D. Cranswick

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