rsync errors only affect photos folder

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rsync errors only affect photos folder

Unread post by strange_cathect » Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:48 pm

I want to rsync to my Synology /photo folder. However, when I do so, errors are thrown. Strangely, I can rsync the same data to another shared NAS folder perfectly without errors. So I seem to have some kind of permissions problem that only affects the /photo folder. But my settings are identical to the folder that works correctly.

I can't figure out why. Whey I run:

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rsync -r -n -v --progress --delete --ignore-existing /home/jeff/Pictures/ /media/NAS_Photos
I get these errors:

rsync: recv_generator: mkdir . . . permission denied (13) {Then all contents are skipped}
rsync: recv_generatory: failed to stat . . . permission denied (13).

Can someone guide me through troubleshooting this?


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Re: rsync errors only affect photos folder

Unread post by Nootz » Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:43 pm

I solved this problem in DSM 6.1.5 by going to Photo Station, going to Settings >> User Accounts >> Permissions >> Edit and adding Manage to the permissions of the rsync user.


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