add rsync -A -X to Backuppc "RsyncArgs" get 'Got fatal error during xfer (fileListReceive failed)'

Kevin Korb kmk at
Thu Jun 25 08:41:35 MDT 2015

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The command line order shouldn't matter though that might depend on
what else is in there (especially -s).

Rsync is backwards compatible so the version mismatch shouldn't matter
but 3.1 has some nice benefits over 3.0.9 so upgrading is a good idea.

In the end you probably need to know what rsync command line is being
run and what rsync says about it.  If BackupPC doesn't tell you then
try running rsync yourself.

On 06/25/2015 10:37 AM, Bob of Donelson Trophy wrote:
> Thank you. This helps get me closer.
> One machine shows rsync 3.0.9 and the other shows rsync 3.1.0.
> Running "rsync --version" both show "ACL, xattr" are supported.
> Two questions, would the two different version cause it to fail?
> Second, does the order rsync "receives" the switches matter. Does
> "-A" and "-X" need to be near the beginning of the 'string'
> command? (I hope you get what I am asking, the order in which
> options are listed.)
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> On 2015-06-25 09:26, Kevin Korb wrote:
> Both systems would need to have an rsync installed that support
> those features.  They are a compile time choice and are
> automatically disabled if dependencies aren't met.  You can see if
> they are supported with 'rsync --version'.  If they are supported
> that will list both ACLs and xattrs.
> The filesystems must also support them of course.
> On 06/25/2015 08:11 AM, Bob of Donelson Trophy wrote:
>>>> Backuppc uses rsync (do not know what rsync version but
>>>> Backuppc is latest version, so assuming 'very' current rsync
>>>> version is included) and I am trying to add acl and attr file
>>>> permissions to rsync in "RsyncArgs" and "RsyncRestoreArgs"
>>>> and have discovered that their addition is not that easy.
>>>> Backuppc uses "RsyncArgs" and "RsyncRestoreArgs" to create
>>>> the rsync 'string' of commands to "backup" files. By adding
>>>> the "-A" and "-X" to the "RsyncArgs" list. When backups are
>>>> run the log files contains: "Got fatal error during xfer
>>>> (fileListReceive failed)". Removing the "-A" and the "-X"
>>>> allows the backup to proceed without errors. Is there another
>>>> 'switch' that needs to be added to allow the "-A" and "-X" to
>>>> function without error? Anyone familiar with including acl
>>>> and attr file permissions during rsync backup (and restore.)?
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>>>> award!!"

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