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Re: Rsync help needed



On Wed, 2006-09-20 at 17:43 +0100, Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Wednesday 20 September 2006 15:20, Bob Chiodini wrote:
> > On Wed, 2006-09-20 at 15:11 +0100, Anne Wilson wrote:
> > > User david needs to copy files from ~/Documents/Recipes to a public
> > > directory under the home directory of another user on machine 'borg'. 
> > > Some new subdirectories have been created by david.
> > >
> > > The command used is
> > > rsync -e "/usr/bin/ssh" -auvz /home/david/Documents/Recipes/
> > > david borg:/home/anne/Public/Recipes
> > >
> > > Error messages are of the types:
> > > rsync: failed to set times on "/home/anne/Public/Recipes/.": Operation
> > > not permitted (1)
> > > rsync: mkstemp "/home/anne/Public/Recipes/.blankrecipe.doc.bo5Bs2"
> > > failed: Permission denied (13)
> > >
> > > The first one refers to a directory.  If I look at the directory on borg
> > > it is set to allow all of group 'users' to add, change and delete.  If I
> > > look at it through samba on the box connecting by ssh, 'users' can only
> > > read.
> > >
> > > I don't understand what the 'mkstemp' messages are about.  Is this
> > > writing a temporary file during the transfer?  If so, I presume that
> > > curing the first one will also cure this one.
> > >
> > > All help gratefully received
> > >
> > > Anne
> >
> > Anne,
> >
> > Does /home/anne/Public/Recipes have rwx for the group 
> 
> Yes, it does (the group is 'users')
> 
> > and is david, on 
> > borg, in the same group as Anne?
> >
> Yes, both are members of 'users' and the directories and files under them are 
> all owned by group 'users'
> 
> > mkstemp does create a temporary file.  Probably to avoid damaging the
> > original should the rsync fail partway through (just a guess).
> >
> I think so, too, which would suggest that there is a permissions problem on 
> wherever it's trying to write the temporary file.  My attempts to sort out 
> the permissions must have done the trick, as running the command again wrote 
> that file without a complaint.
> 
> I'm still getting 
> 
> > > rsync: failed to set times on "/home/anne/Public/Recipes/.": Operation
> > > not permitted (1)
> 
> for every directory, although the contents of the directories appear to be 
> writing correctly.
> 
> I want to run this as a cron job, but not until I'm sure it does things 
> exactly right.
> 
> Anne

Anne,

It might be that rsync is trying to overwrite the "." file.  Try:

rsync -e "/usr/bin/ssh" -auvz /home/david/Documents/Recipes/* david borg:/home/anne/Public/Recipes

Bob...


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