troubleshooting Question

rsync not deleting, why?

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I run the following command:

rsync -rvtO --delete myUser@myHost:/backup/\* /backup/folder/

It copies the files from the source host, but does not delete files in the destination folder that no longer exist on the source. I get no error message. This rsync version is 3.0.4  protocol version 30. The --delete option on other computers just fine. the rsync user does have permission in the /backup/folder directory because I was able to delete a file in that directory by-hand logged in as the rsync user. The /backup directory is a mounted external USB drive.

Any ideas?

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