Does rsync need a --ignore-unreadable-files option?

Allen Supynuk allen.supynuk at
Sat Feb 2 19:17:31 MST 2013

It also means running the backups as root. Running as root in a root squash environment is risky. In my case the (read-only snapshot of the) source is considered broken if there are unreadable files, so I have no grounds for a security exception.

I want the option to have the backup complete with a warning instead of stop part way thru with an error. I realize that the current behavior is the correct default.


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On Feb 2, 2013, at 11:09, Francis.Montagnac at wrote:

> Hi.
> On Fri, 11 Jan 2013 03:08:13 +0100 Allen Supynuk wrote:
>> To make matters worse, the file is on a read-only snapshot mounted
>> through NFS. In any case root squash is in effect, so super-user is
>> out.
> Why not mounting this no_root_squash?
> Is it not wrong to have partial archives (missing unreadable files) in
> your case?
> -- 
> Francis.Montagnac at

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