Originally Posted by evo2
You are using "-a" which is just shorthand for all of "-rlptgoD". By reading the man page you should be able to work out which of "-rlptgoD" to drop.
PS. it looks like ownership is the problem not permissions: Ie. what happens if you use -rlptgD instead of -a?
Of course... how silly, Thank you
for anyone who is interested, here is what im now using and details of the flags taken from the man page:
root@Fileserver:/# rsync -rltzuv --delete /shared/fileshare/ /backup/backup
building file list ... done
sent 383 bytes received 98 bytes 137.43 bytes/sec
total size is 180088 speedup is 374.40
-r, --recursive recurse into directories
-l, --links copy symlinks as symlinks
-t, --times preserve modification times
-z, --compress compress file data during the transfer
-u, --update skip files that are newer on the receiver