Problems with rsync 2.5.1pre1 and hardlinks

Martin Pool mbp at
Mon Dec 10 17:40:19 EST 2001

On 10 Dec 2001, birger at wrote:
> * Running out of memory may be the problem.  As a temporary workaround
> * perhaps you can create an additional swap file (rather than partition)
> * on the backup server?

OK.  To help you out until then, you can do something like this

  # dd if=/dev/zero bs=1024 of=/swap01 count=524288
  # mkswap /swap01
  # swapon -v /swap01

Use an appropriate filename for your disk layout.  Then edit /etc/fstab
if necessary to make the swapfile permanent.  

This should let the command complete, though possibly slowly.  It 
will also confirm that memory is in fact the problem.


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