Rsync errors

Frank Fesevur
Mon Feb 4 13:01:00 GMT 2013


A while ago we upgraded our Ubuntu server to 12.04LTS and it now runs
rsync 3.0.9. We use rsnapshot (and thus rsync) to backup a part of our
Windows server. There is a default cygwin rsyncd running on that
Windows server (not cwRsync).

After this upgrade we always get a lot of these errors in the rsync
log un the Ubuntu server:
uid 4294967295 (-1) is impossible to set on
There is > 200kb of these lines, mentioning both files and directories.

It doesn't affect the backup itself. But because of these lines any
real error become sort of invisible. rsync now always returns an

I did a google search and found that there are more people with these
error occur, and often cygwin rsyncd is in their setup.

I tried the "fake super" suggestion mentioned in but
that didn't help. The fstab solution to disable ACL mentioned in the
comments didn't help either (I did restart the rsyncd service).

Does anybody have a clue how to solve this problem?


id = 0
gid = 0
use chroot = yes
max connections = 5
fake super = yes
syslog facility = local3
pid file = /var/run/
secrets file = /etc/rsyncd.secrets

    path = /cygdrive/d/
    read only = yes
    dont compress = *.zip *.gz *.rar *.7z *.jpg *.gif *.png *.JPG
    exclude = Thumbs.db .DS_Store .TemporaryItems .apdisk
    outgoing chmod = D775,F664

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