rsync'ing a directory with nothing but symlinks
matt at mattmccutchen.net
Wed Feb 17 14:31:43 MST 2010
On Wed, 2010-02-17 at 16:37 -0300, Gerardo Herzig wrote:
> Hi all. This looks like a common question. I want to backup a dir, in
> which i put some symlinks, so it looks like
> machinegun:/tmp/daily_backup # ls -la
> total 8
> drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2010-02-17 17:41 .
> drwxrwxrwt 19 root root 4096 2010-02-17 17:30 ..
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 16 2010-02-17 17:41 cgi-bin -> /srv/www/cgi-bin
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4 2010-02-17 17:17 etc -> /etc
> This is the rsyncd.conf
> path = /tmp/daily_backup
> comment = Dir for backupear
> auth users = backup
> hosts allow = 10.10.8.105
> secrets file = /etc/rsyncd.secrets
> read only = true
> So, when i try to rsync from 10.10.8.105:
> gherzig at 10.10.8.105:/tmp/bkp> rsync -avz --copy-links
> backup at machinegun::backup .
> receiving file list ... symlink has no referent: "/cgi-bin" (in backup)
> rsync: readlink_stat("/etc" (in backup)) failed: Too many levels of
> symbolic links (40)
> sent 71 bytes received 269 bytes 680.00 bytes/sec
> total size is 0 speedup is 0.00
> rsync error: some files could not be transferred (code 23) at
> main.c(1397) [generator=2.6.9]
> So, looks like 2 diff errors, but no one make sense to me.
By default, the daemon chroots into the root directory of the module,
which is causing the symlinks to be interpreted differently than you
intend. Try setting "use chroot = no".
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