Trying to set up an incremental backup routine. I ran:

from /home
rsync --archive pe1800 (that's my personal directory tree) /media/Lexar (USB
key) /pe1800 (an empty directory I had set up there)

I appeared to be working.Using Dolphin to access the memory stick, everything
showed as expected.However, from /media/Lexar/pe1800, ls -l produced nothing but
just that, pe1800, no sub directories or files listed.


I tried the whole rsync procedure as root, with the same result.

pe1800@linux-gkd7:/home> cd /media/Lexar
pe1800@linux-gkd7:/media/Lexar> ls -l
total 48
drwx------ 3 pe1800 users 16384 Jun 17 2012 MicrOffice2010x86
drwx------ 3 pe1800 users 16384 Apr 16 19:13 pe1800
drwx------ 30 pe1800 users 16384 Apr 14 13:34 pe1800-15042013
pe1800@linux-gkd7:/media/Lexar> cd pe1800
pe1800@linux-gkd7:/media/Lexar/pe1800> ls -l
total 16
drwx------ 31 pe1800 users 16384 Apr 16 18:50 pe1800
pe1800@linux-gkd7:/media/Lexar/pe1800>

I attempted to change the permissions, both as pe1800 and as root, through
Dolphin as well as with chmod, and in all cases the system simply ignored my
changes.

pe1800@linux-gkd7:/media/Lexar> ls -l
total 48
drwx------ 3 pe1800 users 16384 Jun 17 2012 MicrOffice2010x86
drwx------ 3 pe1800 users 16384 Apr 16 19:13 pe1800
drwx------ 30 pe1800 users 16384 Apr 14 13:34 pe1800-15042013
pe1800@linux-gkd7:/media/Lexar> chmod g+r pe1800
pe1800@linux-gkd7:/media/Lexar> ls -l
total 48
drwx------ 3 pe1800 users 16384 Jun 17 2012 MicrOffice2010x86
drwx------ 3 pe1800 users 16384 Apr 16 19:13 pe1800
drwx------ 30 pe1800 users 16384 Apr 14 13:34 pe1800-15042013
pe1800@linux-gkd7:/media/Lexar>

What am I doing wrong? Your help will be very welcome, thank you