rsync restore the file owner but rsyncd do it not

Matthias Meyer
Sun Dec 28 17:55:00 GMT 2008

Matthias Meyer wrote:

> :-) 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
>   default.
4. The account, where the rsync daemon runs, must be in the administrator group
5. The Server must set the parameter "--super" as restore parameter
> Hopefully my summary above help other users :-)
> Thanks
> Matthias

Don't panic

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