problems with large transfers form solaris 2.6

Tomasz Ciolek tmc at
Wed Sep 26 10:46:51 EST 2001

Hi all.

I have a large data set on solaris 2.6 (approx 16gb and about 900K files and rectory structures). Rsync is misbehaving in the most obnoxious way: 

it is launched as such: rsync -e ssh -aLv --bwlimit=512 --timeout=300 <source> <dest>

A transfer starts, a list of files and directories is built, and data starts flowing. then for no apparent reason data stops flowing form the rsync on the solaris end the the connection times out after 5 minutes of no IO activity. When the timeout parameter is not there, the rsync will just stop and hang around for hours untill killed.

The only other this worth mentioning is that the solaris box is hidden behind a firewall and we use a ssh proxy (TIS plug proxy) to connect to the box. 

Addibd many v's on the commandline produces a lot of debug but no real information as to whats going on. The data flow just stops and there is no error messages on either end in rsync output or logs... I am stumped... I wander is there is no known issues with globbing functions (if rsync uses them) on solaris or some such...

Any isnights or pointers would be appreceated.

Tomasz Ciolek

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