Rsync not preserving owner/group

Wayne Davison wayned at
Thu Jul 15 16:44:22 GMT 2004

On Wed, Jul 14, 2004 at 11:53:56PM -0400, Loukinas, Jeremy wrote:
> For some reason when using -owner -group my files end up being nobody:nobody
> on the destination..?

The receiving rsync needs to be running as root to preserve ownership.
I'd guess that you're sending to an rsync daemon that is running as
"nobody" (which is set in the rsyncd.conf file).


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