Rsync snapshot on Linux from Windows server

Wayne Davison wayned at
Tue May 25 15:41:43 GMT 2004

On Tue, May 25, 2004 at 11:36:35AM +0000, Philip Roche wrote:
> Well I've upgraded to 2.6.2 on the Linux side (and 2.6.0 on the NT
> side, the most up to date cygwin version of rsync), and (as before) I
> have been running the script as root (and adminstrator on the Windows
> side)

The important part of duplicating the owner and group info is what
permissions the receiving rsync is running as, and I believe you said
that the Linux box is the one receiving the data, so it needs to be
running as root.  It works best if you're running the receiver on the
same machine that has the destination disk mounted (writing to a remote
samba share may even restrict root's permissions).


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