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I'm logged in to my Synology NAS and although I can rsync from my servers to the NAS and vice versa, I can't use rsync where the source and destination are both on the DiskStation.

midnight my_user /tmp> rsync -Pauvvv synoproxy.conf del.del
sending incremental file list
[sender] make_file(synoproxy.conf,*,0)
send_file_list done
send_files starting
server_recv(2) starting pid=15513
ERROR: module is read only
rsync error: syntax or usage error (code 1) at main.c(1034) [Receiver=3.0.8]
[Receiver] _exit_cleanup(code=1, file=main.c, line=1034): about to call exit(1)
rsync error: rsync service is no running (code 43) at io.c(653) [sender=3.0.8]
[sender] _exit_cleanup(code=43, file=io.c, line=653): about to call exit(43)
midnight my_user /tmp> 

I don't know why I'm having module issues with the syntax I've provided. Why is this producing an error?

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up vote 5 down vote accepted

It appears one has to use absolute directory like /volume1/homes/username/...

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From what I read on a Synology forum thread, I'd try to update the firmware and your NAS device and see if that resolves the problem. Perhaps also this post is interesting.

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Unfortunately, no dice. I'm at the most up to date firmware already (new unit). – physicsmichael Mar 1 '13 at 23:50

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