Problem preserving user/group names on AIX, rsync 2.6.2

Bob Hutchinson hutchlists at
Fri Aug 5 09:33:09 GMT 2005

On Friday 05 Aug 2005 07:09, Aaron Morris wrote:
> I am having a bit of a problem with rsync 2.6.2 on AIX and I was
> wondering if this might just be the expected behavior.
> When using the -o and -g flags, the user and group names are NOT
> preserved on the receiving side, however, the UIDs/GIDs are preserved.
>  I checked the OLDNEWS file and bugzilla, but could not find any
> reference to a problem like this.

 the user and group names will only show if they exist on the receiving side, 
otherwise only the uid/gids will show. I'd call that normal behaviour ;-)

> Vitals:
> -rsync 2.6.2 with security patch (pre 2.6.3)
> -Using rsync daemon, uid=root
> -Both sides are AIX 5.2 ML3/4
> --
> Aaron W Morris (decep) <aaronwmorris at>

Bob Hutchinson
Midwales dot com

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