'Operation not permitted' when trying to preserve permissions with cp -p to NFS destination

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • Getting 'Operation not permitted' when trying to copy (as unprivileged user) files owned by root to NetApp NFS v3 share destination.
$ cp -p /etc/resolv.conf /mnt/remote.nfs
cp: preserving permissions for `/mnt/remote.nfs/resolv.conf': Operation not permitted


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • NetApp NAS exporting NFS shares

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