Permissions Problems

Chuck Wolber chuckw at
Tue Dec 23 09:16:21 EST 2003

> Here's my command copied from a shell script:\
> rsync --verbose  --progress --stats --compress --rsh=/usr/bin/ssh
> --recursive --times --perms --links \
> /home/* trt at

It looks like you don't have the --delete in there (which you should have 
to keep identical copies on both sides, but I don't know your situation so 
take that with a grain of salt), so based on that, I would guess you 
*might* have a full disk on the machine that you are backing up to.

> The script is being run from the root account. My understanding is that
> running as root will eliminate the permission errors, but apparently
> that's not so.

You'll get the permission problems because a full disk will prevent you
from adding anymore files onto it.


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