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Re: Rsync help needed

On Thu, 2006-09-21 at 17:57 +0100, Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Thursday 21 September 2006 02:25, Bob Chiodini wrote:
> >
> > Looking at the man page for rsync the -o option which is implied by the
> > -a option requires super-user access.  It does not say that -a requires
> > super-user access, however. 

"-a" implies "-o -D", both of which require root access.

> I run an almost identical rsync from this box, as user, but it is from my own 
> directories to my own directories on borg.  Just in case, though, I ran the 
> rsync from a root console and got the same timestamp errors.
> > Try using -rlptguvz. 
> Tried that as well, but still getting the same timestamp errors.

The "-t" option says "preserve timestamps" and if the two machines are
out of time sync, you can certainly get errors of that nature.  If you
don't need the timestamps, then omit the "t" from the command options
and let the destination file have the ctime, mtime and atime set to the
current date and time.  I'd also highly recommend you fire up ntpd and
get the machines you deal with synchronized.

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