Rsync to a Read Only file system

Alan Snelgrove smokin.jake at
Wed Feb 13 07:28:08 GMT 2008

On 13 Feb 2008, at 03:11, Matt McCutchen wrote:

> On Tue, 2008-02-12 at 20:31 +0100, smokin.jake at wrote:
>> The destination file system is  Read Only, but RSYNC takes the time
>> and looks as if the transfer is happening, but of course it is not.
>> I would like RSYNC to terminate as soon as it knows its destination
>> is Read only.
> I'm not convinced that it's worth adding code to rsync to second- 
> guess a
> filesystem misconfiguration.  If the filesystem backing
> root at slug::Downloads is always mounted read-only, you should just set
> "read only = yes" for the module in the daemon configuration; then
> pushes will abort immediately.
> Matt

The problem is that I am syncing to a HFSPlus volume that  
occasionally decides to go read-only, so the share Download is  
unintentially on a Read only Volume. The  -i option also indicates  
the file is copied when it is not.

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