getting rid of "permission denied" partial transfer errors

Ron DuFresne ron.dufresne at
Tue Dec 23 07:26:01 EST 2003

sure avoid all perm/user issues by making the whole server suid.  seen 
kids do that when they tired of having to su - root on their linux systems.

The alternative would be to enable ssh for root for those particular 
cron jobs <make sure the sshd_config is edited to disable this mischeif 
after the job has run> and send and recieve as root on both ends, and 
set the proper rsync switch to retain onwers/perms .


Ron DuFresne

Sayan wrote:

> Hi,
> I am currently setting up a backup script for the /home directory of a 
> server. I send all the files on a remote machine through LAN 
> connection using rsync to optimize bandwidth usage.
> The script is run as root on the server by a cron job but rsync 
> connects to the remote machine as a normal user via an ssh key 
> certificate. This leads to many "permission denied" errors, as the 
> server side can read files (as root), but cannot create them on the 
> receiving side.
> rsync -azSHe ssh --delete --numeric-ids /home backup at backup:/mnt/backup/
> Is there an option to ignore only such errors? I have read the man 
> page over and over but i could not find anything to suit my needs.
> thanks

Ron DuFresne
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