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Root owns removable drive and rsync won't work

I'm using rsync to back up to a usb key
rsync -r -t -v -a /home/pc/AGS/ /media/DIESEL/pc/AGS/
It worked fine for a long time, and then not so good. Running from the command line there are a lot of complaints about 'can't chgrp ...'. It's formatted to fat32 so I can read it in all kinds of machines if I need to, so I gather that's why chown and chgrp don't work, certainly I can't get them to work from the command line as su. What I want to do is to have the whole USB key owned by my ordinary login not root. I've gone through reformatting it with gparted, but I can't find any way to set permissions on the volume, and it seems to get set up automatically with root ownership. Is there any way to either set up the volume so my ordinary login can do whatever it wants with the volume, or else is there a way to have my little script work ok even though I don't own the volume?

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PARALLEL-RSYNC(1)														 PARALLEL-RSYNC(1)

NAME
parallel-rsync - deploy files to listed hosts SYNOPSIS
parallel-rsync [OPTIONS] -h hosts.txt local remote DESCRIPTION
pssh provides a number of commands for executing against a group of computers, using SSH. It's most useful for operating on clusters of homogenously-configured hosts. parallel-rsync deploy files files to all hosts you listed. OPTIONS
-r --recursive recusively copy directories (OPTIONAL) -a ----archive use rsync -a (archive mode) (OPTIONAL) -z --compress use rsync compression (OPTIONAL) -h --hosts hosts file (each line "host[:port] [user]") -l --user username (OPTIONAL) -p --par max number of parallel threads (OPTIONAL) -o --outdir output directory for stdout files (OPTIONAL) -e --errdir output directory for stderr files (OPTIONAL) -t --timeout timeout (secs) (-1 = no timeout) per host (OPTIONAL) -O --options SSH options (OPTIONAL) -v --verbose turn on warning and diagnostic messages (OPTIONAL) EXAMPLE
# parallel-rsync -r -h hosts.txt -l irb2 foo /home/irb2/foo ENVIRONMENT
All four programs take similar sets of options. All of these options can be set using the following environment variables: o PSSH_HOSTS o PSSH_USER o PSSH_PAR o PSSH_OUTDIR o PSSH_VERBOSE o PSSH_OPTIONS SEE ALSO
parallel-ssh(1), parallel-scp(1), parallel-slurp(1), parallel-nuke(1), ssh(1), rsync(1) AUTHOR
Brent N. Chun <bnc@theether.org> COPYING
Copyright: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 Brent N. Chun NOTES
1. bnc@theether.org mailto:bnc@theether.org 03/30/2009 PARALLEL-RSYNC(1)

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