can't create a local mirror
matt at mattmccutchen.net
Sat Sep 25 15:35:16 MDT 2010
On Sat, 2010-09-25 at 13:37 -0700, Tim Hanson wrote:
> On Saturday, September 25, 2010 01:22:29 pm you wrote:
> > On Sat, 2010-09-25 at 13:16 -0700, Tim Hanson wrote:
> > > I either have a problem with rsync or it is not intended to do what I am
> > > asking it to do.
> > >
> > > I am trying to mirror a copy of /home/foo to a local usb drive. The copy
> > > is made, but the destination does not appear to be deleting files I have
> > > deleted on the source. Here is the command line I am using (part of a
> > > script I use to do this and other housekeeping chores):
> > >
> > > As root:
> > >
> > > rsync -av --progress --delete --exclude /home/foo/.local/share/Trash \
> > > --log-file=/home/foo/Desktop/$(date +%Y%m%d)_rsync.log.usb$disk \
> > > /home/foo /media/usb$disk
> > >
> > > What am I doing wrong?
> > Check the log file for any relevant error messages. In particular, if
> > the sender gets an error that could result in the omission of existing
> > source files from the file list, deletion will be skipped. If this
> > occurs, rsync will print the message,
> > "IO error encountered -- skipping file deletion".
> I get this error every time:
> rsync: readlink_stat("/home/timh/.gvfs") failed: Permission denied (13)
If you searched the web for "rsync gvfs" you would see that this is a
well-known issue: GNOME mounts a FUSE virtual filesystem in an
> Does rsync skip deletion of this file only, or is deletion turned off for all
Deletion is turned off for all files from that point on.
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