[lug] Backing up file attributes

Daniel Webb lists at danielwebb.us
Sun Dec 18 01:06:20 MST 2005

On Sun, Dec 18, 2005 at 12:27:25AM -0700, Daniel Webb wrote:

> What is the best way to create a mirror on a remote system where you don't
> have root access, yet be able to recover file attributes like owner, group,
> and permissions?  rsync -avz or rdiff-backup is usually how I make mirrors,
> but that obviously doesn't work if you don't have root.

<replying to myself>

Well, silly me.  I misread the rdiff-backup man page, thinking it wouldn't do
this right, but I just tried it, and it works fine.  That is one sweet

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