Cygwin, Rsync, and Raid5

Dave Dykstra dwd at
Fri Feb 1 00:15:49 EST 2002

On Wed, Jan 30, 2002 at 01:45:16PM -0800, James Couzens wrote:
> Hello all!
> I've got CGYWIN running on an NT4 server, which in turn allows me to run
> Rsync as a daemon on this system.  And might I say, it works most
> excellently, except for one flaw.  It doesn't work on my raid drive(s).  I
> have a 56 gig NTFS RAID5 drive running off an adaptec raid-port controller
> card.  I have two other drives in this system, a 4 gig SCSI boot drive, and
> 60 gig IDE drive.  I can Rsync off the 4 gig SCSI, and 60 gig IDE, but when
> I try to rsync off the RAID5 setup, the client fails.
> root at antitrust:/usr/storage/raid5# rsync -a --stats ./
> @ERROR: chdir failed
> rsync: read error: Connection reset by peer
> rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(151)
> I've done some poking around for this @ERROR: chdir failed, but with no luck.
> If I try on the IDE drive:
> root at antitrust:/usr/storage/raid5# rsync -av --stats ./
> receiving file list ... done
> .... and so on until it completes.

Can you rsync from the whole "e" drive like you you're trying to do on the
"d" drive?  If so, I don't see how it can be a problem in rsync.  Make sure
you can access the files from a shell prompt.

- Dave Dykstra

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