Rsync Permission Issues

Chris Nighswonger cnighswonger at
Fri Feb 16 19:20:53 GMT 2007

Hi all,
  I'm new to rsync and have a problem I cannot resolve even after
plowing through the lists.

  I have an rsync server setup with an rsync client. I am trying to
backup a directory structure that is over four levels deep. Rsync does
great until it hits that fourth level. Then it errors out for each
file in that fourth level similar to this:

rsync: recv_generator: mkdir "/dansguardian/lists/blacklists/violence"
(in Masada1) failed: Permission denied (13)
rsync: stat "/dansguardian/lists/blacklists/violence" (in Masada1)
failed: Permission denied (13)

  As long as the directory structure is not more than three levels
deep rsync does fine in this setup.

  Additional info:

rsync version: 2.6.8  protocol version 29
server OS: FreeBSD 6.2 (FreeNAS flavor)
client OS: Fedora 2.6.18-1.2798.fc6

Any thoughts?


Chris Nighswonger
Network & Systems Director
Foundations Bible College & Seminary

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