The backup scripts running on Mary’s folks’ PC kvetched on each backup:
WARNING: Some files and/or directories in /home/ only transferred partially during rsync operation
WARNING: /usr/bin/rsnapshot daily: completed, but with some warnings
Poking around showed that the problem came from the
.gvfs “directory” tucked into each home directory, which produced this unenlightening
ls -al result:
d????????? ? ? ? ? ? .gvfs
Come to find out that it’s an old problem with mysterious causes that should be fixed by now; evidently I triggered it by installing basic Ubuntu-with-Unity and then installing the Xbubuntu desktop. Or something like that.
solution workaround involves an
rsnapshot configuration entry that bypasses that directory:
And then it Just Works.