meaning of "IO Error: skipping the delete...."

Nitin Agarwal nitin.agarwal at
Tue Feb 5 22:38:52 EST 2002

Dear Mr. Martin,
Thanks for the replies. Our problems are sorted out upto an extend.
We are facing one more problem....
i.e. while transferring the files, sometimes the transfer breaks in between and gives us
the error message:
readerror: connection reset by peer

We are having a large file system (approx. 100 GB).
Kindly let us know the reason behind this.
Nitin Agarwal

Martin Pool wrote:

> On 25 Jan 2002, Nitin Agarwal <nitin.agarwal at> wrote:
> > Dear  Mr. Martin,
> > Thanks for the reply.
> > We tried as per your advice. Now, its not showing us any errors.
> >
> > But, we observed that while copying the files from the main server to the backup
> > machine, rsync is changing the file names of those files having last extension as any
> > single digit integer (e.g. ".3", ".2", ".1"). While copying it shows us copying the
> > file with name "12345.1234554321.3" to the destination as "12345.1234554321.0003".
> > i.e. it is adding "000" to the extension.
> This is very strange behaviour.  I cannot at the moment think of any
> aspect of rsync that would cause it to manipulate the filenames in
> this way.
> What operating system and what version of rsync are you using?
> Can you please find a minimal set of instructions that recreate the
> problem: in other words, the commands to run to create files with the
> names that are causing problems, and then the rsync command that
> copies them.
> --
> Martin

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