Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have a share on one mac that I am trying to rsync a set of directories from a second mac.

The share is mounted on the second mac and ls -l shows access like for all the directories drwx---rwx 1 shaun staff 466 Nov 23 06:53 Backup, but I am getting the error: rsync: failed to set times on "/Volumes/Data/Media Library/Documents": Permission denied (13).

The perl script (with only one test directory) is:

$source = '/Volumes/LEXAR64GB';
$destination = '/Volumes/Data/Media Library';
@folders = ('Documents');
print "Working…\n";
foreach $i (@folders) {
    print "Processing: $i\n";
    system("rsync -arub --delete --backup-dir='$destination/rsync backup' --modify-window=1 '$source/$i/' '$destination/$i'");
}

Should I be running the command as a different user?

share|improve this question
up vote 2 down vote accepted
+50

I suppose, that Mac OS uses NFS to share over network.

This is from rsync man page, give it a try.

-O, --omit-dir-times This tells rsync to omit directories when it is preserving modification times (see --times). If NFS is sharing the directories on the receiving side, it is a good idea to use -O. This option is inferred if you use --backup without --backup-dir.

share|improve this answer
    
+1 for O, this thread on SO could also interest you @shaun5. – terdon Dec 8 '12 at 16:57
    
Mac OS X doesn't use NFS, but it may work – shaun5 Dec 13 '12 at 14:33

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .