On Aug 3, 2018, at 8:57 AM, Robert Moskowitz <rgm at htt-consult.com> wrote: > > I seem to have an rsync versioning problem. Have you ruled out the other causes of that error? For instance: https://askubuntu.com/a/716911 > And researching this it comes down to a versioning issue. That seems rather unlikely for such an old and stable tool as rsync, and especially for two versions with the same major version number. If you’d said rsync 2 and 3 or we were talking about a tool that still hadn’t hit 1.0 yet, I’d believe the protocol was still in flux, but rsync is 22 years old now. On the other hand, 3.0.6 is nine years old now, so maybe. > rsync -ah --stats --delete -e “ssh" You haven’t needed "-e ssh” since rsync 2.6.0, which made it the default. It was released in 2004. > /var/flexshare/shares x.htt-consult.com:/media/backup/homebase/var/flexshare/shares/ Rsync won’t create multiple levels of directories on the target. It will only create up to one level of missing directories. Try this: $ ssh x.htt-consult.com 'mkdir -p /media/backup/homebase/var/flexshare/shares/' Then retry the rsync.