If you are trying to backup a Linux system using rsync or tar you will probably get an error like .gvfs permission denied file in a users home dir causing an rsync backup to fail, you error will look similar to:
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Delete .gvfs file Linux
Your best option is to exclude this file from your backup, however if you need to delete the .gvfs then you can do so with the following:
Either options should resolve the problem and your tar / rsync backup should now function again as expected.