I'm trying to backup users' Maildir folders from the mail server to an on-network backup server. I want cron to launch every day a process that grabs them, incrementally updates the destination, and just parks them in one place so then I can further go offsite with them. But I'm constantly getting stopped by permission violations of one kind or another. I'm logged into the server as user ns02-temp, and my current command is:
and the system returns:rsync -av 192.168.10.24:home/jrm/Maildir/* /home/ns02-temp/testbackup/jrm
But there IS that directory, and the permissions are wide open. It makes no difference if I set the options to -av or anything else. Also, if I delete the "jrm" directory, it won't create it.receiving incremental file list
rsync: mkdir "/home/ns02-temp/testbackup/jrm" failed: No such file or directory (2)
rsync error: error in file IO (code 11) at main.c(594) [receiver=3.0.5]
I've tried to run rsync with sudo but then it asks for root password on the source machine which of course I can't supply.
I'm sure there is something very simple wrong here, and I keep hearing that rsync is very simple and great, but I'm stopped dead. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.