Karl F. Larsen
klarsen1 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 19 05:30:24 UTC 2009
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Patton Echols wrote:
> I have an interesting issue with rsync
> I have thumb drives I use to backup and transfer document related to
> various subjects. For example, for project "foo" I have a directory in
> my home group named "foo" and one on a thumb drive named "foo"
> To transfer from the thumb drive is accomplished with:
> $ rsync -av /media/disk/foo/ ~/foo
> This works fine, no errors.
> Transfer the other direction is the reverse command:
> patton at Mycroft:~$ rsync -av ~/foo/ /media/disk/foo
> which returns in part the following:
> ". . .
> rsync: chgrp "/media/disk/foo/Membership" failed: Operation not
> permitted (1)
> rsync: chgrp "/media/disk/foo/Officials" failed: Operation not permitted (1)
> rsync: chgrp "/media/disk/foo/strategic-plan" failed: Operation not
> permitted (1)
> sent 10092 bytes received 1982 bytes 24148.00 bytes/sec
> total size is 82023362 speedup is 6793.39
> rsync error: some files could not be transferred (code 23) at
> main.c(977) [sender=2.6.9]
> That is an excerpt, the same error message reports for every file and
> directory. However, a simple test shows that the transfer works
> correctly in both directions. Any thoughts on how this could be fixed?
> fwiw, this is rsync version 2.6.9 on Hardy.
I hate to admit that when I backup my Hardy, I have to use a root or
sudo prefix to rsync. Also going back it seems to need root as well.
There are a bunch root files and directories in Hardy.
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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