Not all files copied

Mike Brown brown at
Mon Nov 14 10:56:20 MST 2011

On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 12:42:55PM -0500, Kevin Korb wrote:

You either set up a rsyncd.conf file (easily done) and run rsync as a daemon
or set up sudo.  I don't have sudo set up, so 6 of one, half dozen of the
other :-)

> This might be a good idea.  It is a fairly common question.  OTOH,
> launching as root to be able to bind to a privileged port# then dropping
> privileges to user nobody is fairly common in services designed to
> distribute data.  Such as Apache.

Being common and actually doing that are two different things.  One doesn't
know that is being done unless told and right now that warning, not even a
warning actually, is buried in the rsycnd.conf man page.

But, as you say, it is a common question, so maybe something along the line
of what I suggested should be in the rsync man page, in a section that should
be seen by users.  I certainly read the section I suggested.  :-)

Well, soon I'll be starting the transfer of 1TB of data to the new 4TB raid.

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