[Gllug] rsync problems

Dimitrios Siganos dimitris at siganos.org
Mon Dec 19 14:23:26 UTC 2011

Hi Sharon,

What do the following commands return?

* mount
* ls -l /media

I imagine the problems you are facing have to do with the way the USB 
stick is mounted. You need to setup a deterministic way of mounting the 
USB disk. The automatic mounting that comes with Gnome will probably not 
work for this task.


On 19/12/11 14:06, sharon kimble wrote:
> On Monday 19 December 2011 13:03:18 Keith Edmunds wrote:
>> Hi sharon
>>> The script creates the backup folder when first run at midnight, so it
>>> doesn’t exist until then.
>>>> What username are you running the scrip as?
>>> boztu
>> OK, so does user boztu have permissions to create the directory?
> I think so, but the next command shows that i haven't. So, how do I get
> permission please?
>> What happens if you do this:
>> $ mkdir /media/8eef3b99-c17b-4913-ae61-d34c7fd5d459/test
>> If that fails, that is your problem.
> mkdir /media/8eef3b99-c17b-4913-ae61-d34c7fd5d459/test
> mkdir: cannot create directory `/media/8eef3b99-c17b-4913-ae61-
> d34c7fd5d459/test': Permission denied
> Sharon.

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