[CentOS-mirror] rsync file ownership

David Richardson david.richardson at utah.edu
Wed Oct 28 22:00:53 UTC 2009

On Wed, 28 Oct 2009, Matt Ruzicka wrote:

> I'm in process of putting together a public mirror and noticed the 
> ownership on my files seem to keep swapping between uid/gid 502, 503 and 
> I think I've seen 500 as well.  The mirror howto suggests using rsync 
> with -aqzH, which of course is going to retain the permissions of the 
> synced files.  Do others just put up with the ownership changes or are 
> they splitting up the -a option into only some of its parts?

On mirror.chpc.utah.edu, I don't have the ownership bouncing, because I 
don't run the rsync as root.

I run the rsync as the user "mirror". All the files are owned by "mirror". 
I then have httpd run as user httpd and rsyncd as user rsync.


David Richardson <david.richardson at utah.edu>
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