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I encountered the error when attempting to transfer source files from a remote Linux web server to a local HP dt1000i Desktop Hard Drive connected to an Ubuntu 12.10 box via USB.
A Samba share is configured for the HP drive to enable the Windows machines on my LAN to access the files. Samba was set up using the built-in graphical folder sharing functionality within Ubuntu. I can modify the files fine in Windows, but problems occur using
When the error occurred, I was trying to use
rsync to backup files from my web space to the HP drive. I executed the
rsync command in PuTTY from a Windows 8 machine on my LAN:
rsync -avz --progress --partial -e 'ssh -p 2222' firstname.lastname@example.org:/home/user/ /media/HPDesktopDrive/Backup/HostGator/
This resulted in the following error:
rsync: failed to set permissions on "/path/to/file.txt": Operation not permitted (1).
I thought the source of the error was the mount options for the HP drive in the
/etc/fstab file: both the
group_id options were set to zero so I tried change them to
1000 as per the advice in NAS box mounted via CIFS - problem with permissions.
ls -la of the Samba share reports that the user and group are recursively set to
root:root. I tried to address this by executing
sudo chown -R mike:mike /media/HPDesktopDrive/, but the files are still set to
What is the correct command to change the permissions from my Windows machine via PuTTY and will this address the problem?