Rsync : symlink issue

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Tue Jul 20 21:05:33 GMT 2004

On Tue, 2004-07-20 at 16:01, Wayne Davison wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 20, 2004 at 03:49:10PM -0400, Linux wrote:
> > What would be the proper syntax to rsync the files that are on the
> > other end of those symlinks. 
> Use --copy-links (-L).  If that fails then rsync probably doesn't have
> permissions to follow the symlink.
> ..wayne.

Here is the rsync line i am currently trying to use that yeilds the
results in the log's listed below.

rsync -czvvL --password-file /etc/rsync.passwd --bwlimit=175
--timeout=9999 rsync://*
/STOR-1/backups/critical/ >> /var/log/
echo "------- END NEW ENTRY --------" >>

Tried the -L option and i get this :

"opening tcp connection to vegas.scg.inet port 873
client: nothing to do: perhaps you need to specify some filenames or the
--recursive option?"

i then add --recursive as well and now i get :

"opening tcp connection to vegas.scg.inet port 873
receiving file list ...
delta transmission enabled
wrote 134 bytes  read 113 bytes  98.80 bytes/sec
total size is 0  speedup is 0.00
rsync error: some files could not be transferred (code 23) at

*_*All Files/folders/symlinks are 777 so it's not a permissions issue i
don't believe. 

Please advise 


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