rsync - Management of UIDs and GIDs when reserved on a Remote system

Michael cuscotravelservices at
Mon May 18 12:52:58 MDT 2015

Hi Wayne et al,

I've been using Linux for a little over a year now.

I'm making improvements to the English phrasing used by luckyBackup which
uses rsync. English is my first language and I'm doing this so that I can,
then, more accurately make translations for the Spanish language.

I would like to know how rsync would manage the situation where the UID and
GID(s), of a file being copied to a Remote system, have been reserved on the
Remote system. Does rsync search for and allocate the next available IDs?

If so, how would a Restore operation function? Can rsync create a log,
during a Backup, to record the newly allocated IDs, on the Remote system, so
that they can be mapped back to the Source system?

Thanks, Michael.

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