Permissions Question

Jeff Yana jyana at
Mon Jul 4 05:30:18 GMT 2005

Lakshminarayanan Radhakrishnan wrote:
> Jyana,
> Please refer the man page for rsyncd.conf file, which is present under /etc
> U have to make  uid=0 and gid=0, in rsyncd.conf file. That will solve 
> your problem.
> regards
> Jeff Yana wrote:
>> List-
>> I have a permissions issue. Below is my script. I am attempting to 
>> archive several data sets from our current production server (a Win2K 
>> box) to our new server, a high performance Fibre Channel Linux-based 
>> system.
>> C:\bin\cwRsyncServer\bin\rsync.exe -avvi 
>> --rsh="c:\bin\cwRsyncServer\bin\ssh.exe -l root" 
>> --password-file=c:\bin\cwRsyncServer\etc\secret --progress --stats 
>> /cygdrive/c/test/ jyana at
>> Aside from the irritating warning that "not all data may have copied 
>> over" - not sure why it woould give me this), my test files seem to 
>> copy over just fine.
>> My question is this: unless I chmod 777 on the target directory of the 
>> remote host, rsync fails. I would prefer to have my perms set to 775, 
>> with owners set to root:wheel, if possible. Currently, the ssh user I 
>> am authenticating against is a member of the wheel group, so why am I 
>> having this permissions problem (where rsync cannot write unless perms 
>> are set to 777)?
>> Thank you!
>> jyana
Yes, I just discovered that. I am familiar with this feature, however I 
initially though that that feature only influenced rsync initiated copy 
operations, not access permissions prior to the write.

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