Fwd: Re: need help with an rsync patch

Kevin Korb kmk at sanitarium.net
Wed Aug 14 11:34:25 MDT 2013

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The point of --fake-super is that when you restore the file with
- --fake-super it will restore with the original ownership.  Of course
that means that the restore has to be run with super privs on the
target and --fake-super on the source.

On 08/14/13 13:30, Sherin A wrote:
> On Wednesday 14 August 2013 10:25 PM, Kevin Korb wrote:
>> As has been pointed out to you your problem is not hard links.
>> Your problem is the indiscriminate use of a root operation (a
>> chown) during the restoration process.
>> You should be solving this by either: A) backing up and restoring
>> the original owner of the files (directly or via --fake-super)
> This won't work ,
> root at source [~]# id dom2inho uid=507(dom2inho) gid=508(dom2inho)
> groups=508(dom2inho) root at source[~]# rsync  -avp -e 'ssh '
> --fake-super /home/dom2inho backup at In
> storage server , [root at dest dom2inho]# id backup uid=505(backup)
> gid=506(backup) groups=506(backup) [root at dest dom2inho]# pwd 
> /home/backup/dom2inho [root at dest dom2inho]# ll -d
> /home/backup/dom2inho/shadow --w------- 1 backup backup 1344 Aug 13
> 12:52 /home/backup/dom2inho/shadow   => not preserving  uids or
> gids [root at da dom2inho]#
> If I am doing something wrong please let  me know.
>> B) backing up each user's files and only their files.
> I don't see an option in the rsync man to copy only  each users
> files , can  you please point me to  that option
> Thanking you for your valuable time and help .

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