Permission denied (13)

Jan-Benedict Glaw jbglaw at
Fri Apr 15 07:48:50 MDT 2011

On Fri, 2011-04-15 12:17:22 +0200, Juan Pablo Segundo <lexinder at> wrote:
> I've been trying to do backups with rsync. I want to do the backup into a
> NAS (LG Network Storage N2B1/N2R1). I start mounting the NAS in my Ubuntu
> Server 10.04 via cifs, and the /home from my Ubuntu's machines via nfs. This
> script executes in the server's crontab, with root permissions.
> I'm having troubles with the permissions of some files.
>     rsync: send_files failed to open
> "/home/txerif/mnt/lexinder-fg/Escritorio/rsyncprueba/Escritorio/LGNASAppLinux":
> <u>Permission denied (13)</u>
>     ...
>     rsync: opendir
> "/home/txerif/mnt/lexinder-fg/Escritorio/rsyncprueba/Escritorio/rsyncprueba/Descargas"
> failed: <u>Permission denied (13)</u>
>     ...
>     rsync error: some files/attrs were not transferred (see previous errors)
> <u>(code 23)</u> at main.c(1060) [sender=3.0.7]
> I've tried everything that I found in Google, like changing the name of the
> troubled files, giving them more permissions, adding/removing some rsync
> options...

Does it have troubles with all files served via NFS? Traditionally,
the No File Security^W^W^WNetwork File System's server reject access
by UID=0 (= root) from a client. (It may explicitely be allowed by
something oftenly called "no_root_squash".)

Other than that, I guess you'll have so strace and tcpdump all
involved parts to see where the actual error is generated.


      Jan-Benedict Glaw      jbglaw at              +49-172-7608481
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