I was using WD My book (blue ring) for about two years happily as a backup system, using rsync on my linux slackware (using smfs), but because my server died (after 5 years) I upgradded to new one and choose openSUSE 11.1 x86. Because, smbfs is no more supported, I muste choose cifs. Here comes the problem:
if I use rsync -r to synchronize my local folder to WD book, everything seems fine… but time stamp on a files is not preserverd. OK.
If I use rsync -rt to synchornize I get many, many messages of this kind:
rsync: mkstemp “/my/local/path/etc.tar.NV1yR9” failed: Permission denied (13)
root.root is the owner of local folders and files, root.root is owner of mount point and files of WD book.
By the way, before I can make root.root to be owner of files on WD book, I MUST do this:
echo 0 > /proc/fs/cifs/LinuxExtensionsEnabled
If I don’t, the owner of folders and files on WD book was “somebody” with uid=33 and gid=33
only after I “patch” as above, root was the owner.
If I touch files that are on WD book, no complain. If I cp files from local to WD here comes something more strange:
cp: cannot create regular file `/wdbook/folder/somefilesIhavecopy.txt’: No such file or directory
This was working as a swiss clock with smbfs, now, with cifs… I can’t do much. My time stamps are VERY important.
Any help, please?
ps. I also tried to upgrade firmware on WD my Book 500TB, and succeded! Now it is version 2.somenumbers. Can’'t remember, writing this from home.