--acls trouble on NTFS source & destination

Richard Ivarson RiIvarson@gmail.com
Thu Nov 6 13:43:00 GMT 2008

I can't get --acls to work at all. Do you?

When I use it for a RSYNC between a Windows NTFS hard drive and a NTFS USB 
drive, I get the following error message:
sending incremental file list

recv_acl_access: value out of range: ff

rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at 
/rsync-3.0.4/acls.c(670) [receiver=3.0.4]

rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (9 bytes received so far) [sender]

rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at 
/rsync-3.0.4/io.c(632) [sender=3.0.4]

Also, using "--permission", or "-owner", or "-group" as kind of alternatives 
doesn't have any effect for all my tests.

Are these four parameters usable on Windows with Cygwin & RSYNC ?
How do you use RSYNC on NTFS remote syncs with Windows' access rights?


I wrote:
> Hi again,
> I also use rsync to sync data between a Windows NTFS formatted drive and a
> NTFS formated USB memory stick on the same machine.
> Basically this works (highly similar to for example a rsync between Windows
> and Unix).
> BUT... I never ever get the correct permissions on files and folders on the
> destination. I tried --permission, -owner, -group, etc. but it never 
> works in
> a way that the destination is a mirror of the source.
> Now with the very newest Cygwin rsync version there's finally a port of the
> GNU rsync's --acls parameter. It reads like it would do exactly what 
> many need, but again I don't get it right.....
> How do you get the access rights on the (NTFS) destination to be the 
> same as the (NTFS) source ones?
> -Richard

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