[Dirvish] gvfs file can't be read

Loren M. Lang lorenl at alzatex.com
Thu Oct 8 22:00:18 UTC 2009

Jenny Hopkins wrote:
> Hullo Dirvish,
> I've got a backup of an ubuntu system running gnome desktop
> environment that won't complete the cycle, do a chmod and write to the
> history file because of one file:
> rsync: readlink_stat("/home/laurie/.gvfs") failed: Permission denied (13)
> rsync error: some files could not be transferred (code 23) at
> main.c(1524) [generator=3.0.3]

Are you not running the server-side of dirvish as root?

> I've tried excluding this file from the backup with
> exclude:
>     /home/laurie/.gvfs/


Now this will probabably also exclude files like /home/lauria/.gvfsabc
BTW, exclude paths should be rooted at the start of the backup so this
exclude assumes that it's part of the backup of /, and not, say, /home/.

> but this is being ignored.
> The file itself is some weird gnome virtual file system directory,
> permissions of
> dr-x------   2 laurie laurie       0 2009-10-07 17:02 .gvfs
> I'm not sure what this directory is for, and finding out is obviously
> for a different mailing list that this one, however I can't understand
> why it is not being excluded when I specifically asked it to.  Any
> ideas?
> Regarding my previous mail of full disk usage and duplicate backed up
> files - I finally gritted my teeth and deleted images from 30 Aug 09
> and before, and the disk usage shot back down to what it used to be.
> Thankyou!
> Jenny
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Loren M. Lang
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