Problem with transfering large files.

tim.conway at tim.conway at
Tue Sep 18 04:15:12 EST 2001

Easy enough... look at your parameters.  You're saying that you must not transfer more than 480000kb in a session... you actual mileage will be slightly smaller, because of overhead.  You have limited yourself to a bandwidth of 200kbps for a duration of
2400 seconds.
A single 400Mb file would take a minimum of 2048 seconds at 200kbps, all by itself.

Tim Conway
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perl -e 'print pack(nnnnnnnnnnnn, 19061,29556,8289,28271,29800,25970,8304,25970,27680,26721,25451,25970), ".\n" '
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Lasse Andersson <lasse at> on 09/17/2001 12:03:24 PM

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Subject:  Problem with transfering large files.


I have some files size 400MB+ that my rsync ends on, error message is :
"Write failed: Broken pipe".

Without this "big files" everything works smoothe.

I searched to find anything about this problem but so far without any luck.

Source machine      : Solaris 8,     rsync-2.4.6
Destination machine : FreeBSD 4.1.1, rsync 2.4.6

Command run(from source machine):

rsync -vaRH --timeout=2400 --bwlimit=200 --numeric-ids --delete \
        -e 'ssh -i /root/.ssh/identity.machine -l root -C -x' \
        . copy:machine >> /var/tmp/logg 2>&1

Help apreciated.


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