rsync backup

Karl F. Larsen klarsen1 at
Mon Nov 23 13:23:00 UTC 2009

Avi Greenbury wrote:
> On Mon, 23 Nov 2009 05:39:11 -0700
> "Karl F. Larsen" <klarsen1 at> wrote:
>> 	Yes to the above except I am backing up to a HD in a plastic 
>> box that connects to a USB port. I use root even though man 
>> rsync says you do not need to. 
> You need only use root privileges for rsync if other users don't have
> permission to read from the source or write to the destination.

	Not my experience. Rsync shows loads of errors if I don't use 

> I'd guess you've mounted the USB drive such that it is only writeable
> by root. You could reconfigure it such that it is writeable by other
> user(s) if you wanted to.

	Your wrong. I have the USB drive such that user karl can cp 
filename /media/disk-1/ and it works fine.

> I know this isn't solving any problems, but I wanted to clear up that
> the requirement to run as root is not in rsync, and is most likely down
> to the way you've mounted the destination volume.
	Not my experience so far.

73 karl

> --
> Avi Greenbury
> ;)


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