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What are the permission settings on the local and remote directories? Try

Code:
chmod 777 'dirname'
on both directories and see if rsync runs. If it works tighten up the permissions until you achieve the desired balance of accessibility and security.
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drive on linux side is mounted with no owner and user permissions so any user can read/write to it and still won't work. other side is windows, and shouldn't have any issues about a service copying files out.
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Greetz
I must decline to comment on present issues because it would only be speculation on my part and I assume this is important enough that you don't want that. The truth is that I use Windows so little anymore and never for anything deep that I have no experience with rsync other than on Linux and websites setup with rsync links where I don't know what they run. Fortunately even my business clients rarely mix "species" since most of them are quite small anymore. Larger businesses have fulltime IT staff and I don't want the headache of babysitting users who barely know what a right mouse button does, let alone a Tab key.

No reflection on you, OP. I take your problem seriously which is why I won't risk confusing you with less than certainty on my part. I know my limitations. I hope you understand.
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go ahead and consult away. I'm using this to synchronize my media library, but I'm running test runs before I actually tell it to start messing with my files, so if something goes wrong, so be it and I'll just undo and try again.

please don't hold anything back from me just because you aren't sure if it's right.
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after struggling with it for a while, I've realized rsync isn't what I need, and am in stead using unison. now my issue is, I want the server to do all the work (scheduling, etc) and I want to know if there's a way I can set up a task to automatically mount my windows share when it powers on and unmount when it shuts down
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