Re: rsync problem

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Author: Matt Graham
To: Main PLUG discussion list
Subject: Re: rsync problem
> On Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 4:20 PM Michael <> wrote:
>> bmike1@MikesBeast ~ $ rsync -aWuq --delete-before
>> /home/bmike1/Documents
>> /media/bmike1/"Seagate Expansion Drive"
>> rsync: mkdir "/media/bmike1/Seagate Expansion Drive" failed:
>> Permission denied (13)
>> I never had this problem before. What does it mean?

On 2018-09-25 16:22, Anthony Radzykewycz wrote:
> Maybe the owner of the drive is root 

More explicitly, the root directory of the removable device mounted on
/media/bmike1 could be owned by root and not writable by group/other.
This is why if you have a removable medium that's not FAT, you usually
have several subdirectories in that device's root dir that can be
chowned to whoever. If you're using this device to back up more than
one machine, you may be running into UIDs being different on different
machines. Post the output of "mount | grep bmike1" and "ls -l
/media/bmike1" and "dmesg | tail".

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