The Samba-Bugzilla – Bug 11979
rsync -X fails without need
Last modified: 2016-06-16 06:29:56 UTC
Problem: "rsync -aX remote:/somepath ." fails, if the remote site doesn't support extended attributes. Sample session:
# rsync -aX aix1:/usr/man .
rsync: extended attributes are not supported on this server
rsync error: syntax or usage error (code 1) at main.c(1554) [server=3.1.1]
rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (0 bytes received so far) [Receiver]
rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(226) [Receiver=3.1.1]
Since this is a read-only access on the remote side a warning should be sufficient.