DO NOT REPLY [Bug 6077] New: rsync doesn't modify content of sshfs volumes

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Fri Jan 30 13:39:02 GMT 2009

           Summary: rsync doesn't modify content of sshfs volumes
           Product: rsync
           Version: 3.0.2
          Platform: x86
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: core
        AssignedTo: wayned at
        ReportedBy: diego.guadagnoli at
         QAContact: rsync-qa at

I use rsync daily for backups.
I recently tried rsync to backup some dirs in my local machine into dirs
as sshfs volumes in a remote machine.
While it correctly transfers files not already existing in the recipient, it
fails to modify the content of existing ones or to delete them if extraneous
(option --del).

What I get is an error like:
rsync: rename <tmp filename in the recipient> -> <real filename in the
recipient>: Operation not permitted (1)

rsync error: some files could not be transferred (code 23) at main.c(1031)

I wonder whether there are sshfs or rsync flags that would fix this.

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