# cd /media/ftpmountpoint/ # rsync -rav /tmp/somedata . rsync: mkstemp "/media/ftpmountpoint/.somefile.ext.FbGJUT" failed: Operation not supported (95) sent 526833 bytes received 119 bytes 1053904.00 bytes/sec total size is 526334 speedup is 1.00 rsync error: some files/attrs were not transferred (see previous errors) (code 23) at main.c(1060) [sender=3.0.7]
# mkdir -p /var/tmp/rsync # rsync -rav --temp-dir=/var/tmp/rsync /tmp/somedata .
The ftp system does not allow creation of temp files. Instead you can direct rsync to create those files locally.
Mouting ftp sites can be done this way:
curlftpfs my.host.tdl /media/ftpmountpoint -o user=username:password