rsync restore the file owner but rsyncd do it not

Matthias Meyer
Mon Dec 8 15:52:00 GMT 2008

:-) Yes it works!

Three important things are going wrong in "my" past:
1. /etc/passwd as well as /etc/group are necessary in windows to enable
  cygwin to map windows SID/GID to posix uid/gid.
2. --numeric-ids are necessary during backup to server if the client uid/gid
  is unknown there (whats probably the case) . During restore --numeric-ids
  are not necessary because uid/gid should be known on client side.
3. The environment variable must be CYGWIN=ntsec, which is already the

Hopefully my summary above help other users :-)

Don't panic

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