Avi Greenbury wrote:
> On Mon, 23 Nov 2009 05:39:11 -0700
> "Karl F. Larsen" <email@example.com> 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.
> Avi Greenbury
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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