osx remote backup wrong permissions

Wayne Davison wayned at samba.org
Sun Oct 31 15:12:25 MDT 2010

On Sun, Oct 31, 2010 at 10:57 AM, Robert DuToit <rdutoit at comcast.net> wrote:

> Does the server (or other computer in this case) always need a root account
> established for this to work? I tried everything else and the owner always
> became that of the remote user.

The user running the receiving rsync needs to be able to "chown" things
(change a file's ownership).  Rsync only attempts to chown files if (1) the
running user ID is 0 (typically "root") or (2) the --super option was used.
 See the manpage for what --super affects.

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