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Old 12-08-2008, 11:47 AM   #1
nugroho2
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rsync: how to copy file, "Operation not permitted"


I ran file backup using rsync using Mike Rubel's code. All ran well, except that I could not copy many system files because "Operation not permitted".

I was told that some folders, e.g. /proc are virtual. So I excluded it. But what about the other?

Code:
$RSYNC \
-av --delete --delete-excluded \
--exclude-from="$EXCLUDES" \
/lib/ $SNAPSHOT/lib ;
Code:
rsync: chgrp "/media/ACERONE/lib/modules/2.6.23.9lw/usb" failed: Operation not permitted (1)
rsync: chgrp "/media/ACERONE/lib/modules/2.6.23.9lw/usb/media" failed: Operation not permitted (1)
rsync: chown "/media/ACERONE/lib/rtkaio" failed: Operation not permitted (1)
rsync: chown "/media/ACERONE/lib/security" failed: Operation not permitted (1)
rsync: chown "/media/ACERONE/lib/security/pam_filter" failed: Operation not permitted (1)
Does this mean that rsync has that limitation? I had run as superuser.
I have read the manual, but still could not find the way to copy all system files using rsync. I have used dd command successfully to do that.

Last edited by nugroho2; 12-08-2008 at 11:48 AM.
 
Old 12-08-2008, 12:21 PM   #2
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Sorry, everyone, I am a newbie. I have got the answer: I did not set the owner of the destination as root.
 
Old 12-08-2008, 12:23 PM   #3
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Sorry, everyone, I am a newbie. I have got the answer: I did not set the owner of the destination as root.
No need to apologize! Nice to see you've figured it out. The syntax of your rsync command is nice.
 
Old 04-21-2010, 07:57 AM   #4
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I did not set the owner of the destination as root.
How you did that?

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