rsync probs

Ron Morse rmorse32 at
Thu Aug 10 17:11:06 BST 2006

I use kdar on Kubuntu Dapper. 

Works without drama and doesn't have problems with .files.  
However, I run a very simple setup and my primary backup 
device is a different physical drive in the same box. 

I use two different profiles. One does a full backup on 
~/home and the other is a differential. 

The full profile gets run once a week then manually burned 
to DVD for off-site storage. The diffs get done daily (or 
more often If I'm working on something critical).  


On Thursday 10 August 2006 08:52, Gene Heskett wrote:
> Greetings;
> I have finally managed to get the majority of the
> /home/gene directory backed up via rsync on a
> Kubuntu-6.06 install thats running emc2 out in my
> workshop.
> However, when I run rsync as the user gene, there are
> quite a few files that rsync has to skip due to perms
> problems.  The huge majority of the 'dot' files etc etc.
> I can, as root, in the /home directory, do a 'chown -R
> gene:gene gene' That theoreticly would then allow all but
> 2 files in ~/emc2.head that have to be setuid for emc2 to
> run ok to be backed up.  BUT, and I can't type it any
> bigger, what does that do to the rest of the user gene's
> stuff in a Kubuntu install?
> Many thanks for any discussion I can generate on this.
> --
> Cheers, Gene
> People having trouble with vz bouncing email to me should
> add the word 'online' between the 'verizon', and the dot
> which bypasses vz's stupid bounce rules.  I do use
> spamassassin too. :-) and AOL/TW attorneys
> please note, additions to the above message by Gene
> Heskett are:
> Copyright 2006 by Maurice Eugene Heskett, all rights
> reserved.

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