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Kevin Korb kmk at
Fri Dec 23 16:51:35 MST 2011

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The user named phildobbin does not have permission to mkdir
/thinkcentre on (it is doing a mkdir
because the directory does not already exist).

Perhaps that was supposed to be a relative path or a path within the
user's home directory?

On 12/23/11 17:23, Phil Dobbin wrote:
> Hi, all.
> I'm new to rsync so please bear with me...
> I'm trying to back-up to a remote host (rsync locally works fine) &
> keep getting the below error messages. If I mount the remote host
> on my OS X box (I'm attempting to back-up my Debian boxes) the
> operation flows smoothly.
> I've upgraded my rsync version to the same as the remote host,
> chmod'd the permissions on the remote to 777 (I've changed them
> back when it didn't succeed), Googled 'til my eyes started bleeding
> & emailed the vendor numerous times who has tried his best but to
> no avail.
> I'm obviously doing something dumb but for the life of me I can't
> figure it out. Any help appreciated.
> Cheers, Phil...
> $ rsync -zav /home/phildobbin/ 
> phildobbin at 
> phildobbin at's password: sending
> incremental file list rsync: mkdir "/thinkcentre" failed:
> Permission denied (13) rsync error: error in file IO (code 11) at
> main.c(595) [Receiver=3.0.7] rsync: connection unexpectedly closed
> (9 bytes received so far) [sender] rsync error: error in rsync
> protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(601) [sender=3.0.7] [Thu Dec
> 22 15:00:24 phildobbin at debian:~ ] $ rsync -zav /home/phildobbin 
> phildobbin at 
> phildobbin at's password: sending
> incremental file list phildobbin/ rsync: recv_generator: mkdir
> "/phildobbin" failed: Permission denied (13) *** Skipping any
> contents from this failed directory *** ^Crsync error: unexplained
> error (code 130) at rsync.c(543) [sender=3.0.7]

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