Freebsd-users digest, Vol 1 #2133 - 4 msgs

Dominic Marks dom at
Fri Dec 8 12:24:00 GMT 2006

On Fri, 08 Dec 2006 12:15:54 +0000
Jason Cornock <jason at> wrote:

> Hi and thanks Dom,
> This is running from /etc/crontab run by root...the same user I use when
> running manually,would this be an issue ? I'll give it a go and see when run
> from my own crontab though.

Shouldn't do. Unless there is some magic in your environment
somewhere which rsync is using which it does not have when
running from cron. Seems unlikely to me though.
> Regarding using tar..yup that's what I have done and works fine now..BUT
> would still like to see where/why rsync is failing as its still bugging me.
> A typical readout from the rsync run:
> rsync: failed to set times on "/mnt/fn-colo-nas-0/var/named/etc/namedb": Bad
> file descriptor (9)

Since this is a NAS can you mount it via NFS instead?


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