I am setting up a new internal backup strategy where multiple hosts on my LAN will be backed up to a single host running the rsync daemon.
I am still in the early stages of this, backing up a directory tree on the same host as the rsync daemon and have run into a serious problem. Rsync is not preserving the owners or groups of the files.
The host that is running the rsync daemon is a Mac Pro running macOS 10.13.4.
It has Homebrew V1.6.6 installed.
I installed rsync V3.1.3 with Homebrew.
The rsync daemon is running as root (ls -Al shows uid to be 0).
There are no errors in the log file.
The rsyncd.conf file:
# /usr/local/etc/rsyncd.conf [global] uid = 0 log file = /Volumes/Data01/Projects/DPLHInternal/Backup/rsync.log max verbosity = 3 [users] comment = Mac user directories path = /Users read only = true exclude = .Trash
The rsync command (as a bash script):
#!/usr/bin/env bash # rsync_local.sh rsync \ --stats \ --human-readable \ --archive \ --acls \ --executability \ --owner \ --group \ --numeric-ids \ --perms \ --xattrs \ rsync://localhost/users/ /Volumes/Data03/Backups/Rsync/Dave/users
In the /Users directory there is a sub-directory named Guest. This folder and its contents are owned by Guest:_guest (201:201).
After running the rsync command, the destination directory and its contents are owned by dpatterson:admin (501:80, dpatterson is my username).
I have tried with and without --numeric-ids.
I have tried running the rsync command as root. The copied folder and its contents are then owned by root.
I have tried with and without explicitly specifying --owner --group.
All to no avail.
I figure I must be missing something fairly basic.