Not all files copied

Mike Brown brown at
Mon Nov 14 10:38:04 MST 2011

On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 10:36:39AM -0500, Kevin Korb wrote:
> rsync -avzH host:/path/ /path/
> No new daemon or config file needed.

That is how I started out.  But, when run as me, it will not copy over files
that belong to other users.

I can't run it as root, as root login via ssh is not allowed for security

The UID/GID issue with the server is a nasty bit of fine print that is only
found in the rsyncd.conf man mage.  It would be real user friendly to have a
note in the "Starting rsync daemon to accept connections:" section of the
rsync man page saying that using the daemon results in it running as user
and group "nobody" and to see the rsyncd.conf uid/gid module directives for
more detail.

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