rsync script from homepage: trouble

Wayne Davison wayned at
Thu Sep 23 03:56:09 GMT 2004

On Wed, Sep 22, 2004 at 06:47:39PM -0700, Johannes Graumann wrote:
> rsync error: syntax or usage error (code 1) at main.c(726)

Your first rsync command is missing a space prior to the destination
spec (I added it in front of the "$BSERVER:" bit):

> rsync -e ssh --delete -a $HOME/emptydir/ $BSERVER:/aule/data_rsync/$BACKUPDIR/ 

> and a plethora of this
> > make_bak_dir mkdir "/home/Wednesday" failed: Permission denied

It looks like you didn't set the --backup-dir correctly:

> --backup-dir=/home/$BACKUPDIR

In the first command you refer to it as /aule/data_rsync/$BACKUPDIR, not


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