getting rid of "permission denied" partial transfer errors
jim at jrssystems.net
Wed Dec 24 02:19:51 EST 2003
> The rsync command tries to send sample_file to the backup server,
> which cannot write it because it was not able to recurse into
> Removing the -p switch and removing the backup file did not succeed,
> and rsync continued to preserve the perms even without the switch. I am
> running rsync 2.5.5 on debian woody/stable.
Hm. You apparently missed something when you tried changing the
switches - if you aren't running rsync with -a, -o, or -g, it won't
create files or directories as owned by anyone but the user context it
is running under. So permissions are no longer a problem, because even
if a directory is 700, when it's owned on the backup server by user
backup, user backup can of course traverse it.
chown -R backup /mnt/backup && chgrp -R backup /mnt/backup, rewrite your
script to get rid of all instances of -a, -o, or -g, then if you're
still getting errors show us what your revised script looks like.
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