problem running rsync to smb mounted destination

Brad Langhorst brad at
Tue Nov 16 22:43:11 GMT 2004

I'm trying to do this
rsync -r
--delete /var/backups/svnCode.fromflipper/ /smbdir/path/to/backup/location/

but i get this error message...

failed to set permissions on svnCode-400-2/db/transactions : Operation
not permitted
rsync error: partial transfer (code 23) at main.c(578)

there's nothing apparently special about 
that directory... other than the fact that it is empty

the destination is a directory on a win2000 server that is mounted like
//smbhost/CoopMetrics /smbdir/coopmetrics smbfs
auto,username=user,password=password,uid=root,gid=cocodevel,fmask=660,dmask=770 0 0

what's going on here?



Brad Langhorst <brad at>

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