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Rsync to windows FTP over curlftpfs fails to set permissions

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http://serverfault.com – I'm transferring some large files (1.5Gb) to a windows FTP server in a cronjob. It's going over a 2Mbit ADSL line, with 512Kbit upstream. So it takes forever, and can be prone to dropping to line. I use a loop around rsync to do this while ! rsync -q -P --append source ftp_dest; do sleep 60#give the line a chance to reset (which happens automatically) done This works to transfer the file, even with drops (I check the md5sums afterwards just in case). The problem comes at the very end of the process where rsync tries to set the destination file's permissions, which fails, because the un (HowTos)