rsync time machine backup permissions

Michael keybounce at
Tue Apr 3 17:08:51 UTC 2018

Time Machine will enable ownership on the drive the first time it starts up.

The first thing it does when it creates the backup directory is to enable ownership on the drive. I've seen this happen repeatedly (it's actually the easiest way I know of to enable ownership on drive).

On 2018-04-03, at 4:05 AM, Dave Gordon via rsync <rsync at> wrote:

> On 20/03/18 05:44, Andre Althoff via rsync wrote:
>> That doesn’t work too. :-(
>> Last login: Mon Mar 19 19:18:16 on console
>> iMac:~ andre$ mount
>> /dev/disk0s2 on / (hfs, local, journaled)
>> devfs on /dev (devfs, local, nobrowse)
>> map -hosts on /net (autofs, nosuid, automounted, nobrowse)
>> map auto_home on /home (autofs, automounted, nobrowse)
>> /dev/disk2 on /Volumes/G-DRIVE Thunderbolt 3 (hfs, local, nodev, nosuid, journaled, noowners)
> Maybe the "noowners" is the problem?
> Try remounting the drive without this option?
> .Dave.
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