1.    20 Mar 2016 #1
    Join Date : Mar 2016
    Posts : 6
    Windows 8

    Permission issue when accessing rsync backed up data

    I backed up my data to an external hard drive using rsync on Windows using cygwin+rsync. Below is example of the command:
    rsync -avhP --delete --log-file="/cygdrive/C/Users/Username/rsync-backup-log.txt" "/cygdrive/C/Users/Username/Documents" "/cygdrive/F/Backup/"
    Now, when I connect my external hard drive to another computer, I am unable to access my data. When I try to read or copy a folder, Windows says permissions denied. Attached are the screenshots of the error prompts I get when I try to access the data on the external hard drive.

    Edit (partial solution found):
    I came across a similar issue/solution by another user. By adding then noacl flag to the fstab file in the C/cygwin/etc/, I am able to avoid the permission issue. BUT the permission issue is only fixed on all NEW/UPDATED files/folders I sync. All existing data still have the permission issue despite rerunning rsync command.

    How do I fix the permissions of all my existing data? It is very strange I never had this issue until after updating cygwin and rsync yesterday. How can I ensure my data on the external hard drive will be accessible by any computer?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Permission denied.png   Permission denied - secruity tab.png   null-user.png  
    Last edited by Zythyr; 20 Mar 2016 at 15:05.
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