Running 'rsync' as root misses files

Alexander R. Loker arloker at
Fri Nov 11 16:42:27 GMT 2005



   Hello, I saw a post of yours out on and was wondering if
you might be able to shed a little light on a problem I'm having with
rsync. My rsync source files are all off of nfs mounts and the
destination directories are all nfs mounts. The owner and groups all end
up as nobody/nobody on the destination, despite being all sorts of
owners and groups on the source. Have you seen this, or are you aware of
any issues with nfs and rsync?


Thanks a lot; I'm sure you're very busy, so if you do get a chance to
answer this email, I appreciate it. 



Here was your post:


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