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    Question RSync script permissions error

    Hi all,

    I'm trying to back up a remote server with RSync script:

    Code:
    #!/bin/bash
    
    ## my own rsync-based snapshot-style backup procedure
    
    # config vars
    
    SRC="goupsmar@go-upsmart.com:~/public_html/" #dont forget trailing slash!
    SNAP="/media/Backups/UpSmart"
    OPTS="-e ssh -rltgoi --delay-updates --delete --chmod=a-w"
    MINCHANGES=20
    
    # run this process with real low priority
    
    ionice -c 3 -p $$
    renice +12  -p $$
    
    # sync
    
    rsync $OPTS $SRC $SNAP/latest >> $SNAP/rsync.log
    
    # check if enough has changed and if so
    # make a hardlinked copy named as the date
    
    COUNT=$( wc -l $SNAP/rsync.log|cut -d" " -f1 )
    if [ $COUNT -gt $MINCHANGES ] ; then
       DATETAG=$(date +%Y-%m-%d)
       if [ ! -e $SNAP/$DATETAG ] ; then
          cp -al $SNAP/latest $SNAP/$DATETAG
          mv $SNAP/rsync.log $SNAP/$DATETAG
       fi
    fi
    However, when I run the script I get the following error.

    mv: cannot move `/media/Backups/UpSmart/rsync.log' to `/media/Backups/UpSmart/2012-09-17/rsync.log': Permission denied
    When I checked the permissions on the directories the script created, they were automatically set so that no one could write to them, but instead only view them. How do I resolve this?

  2. #2
    Join Date
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    Thumbs down Re: RSync script permissions error

    I think I managed to solve this on my own. I moved the chmod out of the rsync options and put it at the end of the ifstatement at the bottom. This prevented the directory from being changed after everything was coppied to it, rather than before it was.

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