Ok I'm missing something simple.
(mac OSX 10.6.8 if that matters)
When I run this, it creates a sub folder (popbox/popbox) on the destination. How do it o it to just the top 'popbox' folder (the source is from my home folder, the destination is a second level folder on the root of a NAS.
(-r is recursive, -u is update, -p is preserve permissions, and -E is preserve executable on the Mac)
rsync -r -u -p -E ~/popbox /Volumes/open/
(And just a quick newbie Q, it should make both source and dest folders identical, no?)
EDIT: Nevermind, found the prob, adding a '/' to the source.
Glad you sorted this out. Please show your new rsync command w/ options so others can learn from your travails! :-) Thanks.