Re: rsync problem

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Author: Matt Graham
To: Main PLUG discussion list
Subject: Re: rsync problem
On 2018-09-26 14:41, Michael wrote:
>> On Wed, Sep 26, 2018 at 5:27 PM Matt Graham <>
>> wrote:
>>>> 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)
>> Post the output of "mount | grep bmike1" and "ls -l
>> /media/bmike1" and "dmesg | tail".

> /dev/sdc1 on /media/bmike1/Seagate Expansion Drive1 type fuseblk
> bmike1@MikesBeast ~ $ ls -l /media/bmike1
> drwxr-xr-x 3 root   root   4096 Sep 25 19:16 Seagate Expansion Drive
> drwxrwxrwx 1 bmike1 bmike1 4096 Sep 25 19:57 Seagate Expansion Drive1

Have a good look at the ls -l output and the output from mount. This
is a problem people run into with automounters and sometimes mounting by
device identifiers. I had an older removable drive that would sometimes
show up with a /dev/disk/by-id/ unique string that ended in
"1870-0:0-part1" and sometimes "187-0:0-part1", which might confuse an
automounter in a very similar way.

Or you have multiple disks with identical volume labels. That's always
a recipe for disaster, kind of like putting a moose in a blender.

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