error in rsync protocol on large file

Granzow, Doug (NCI) granzowd at
Tue Feb 12 03:07:37 EST 2002

I'm trying to rsync a filesystem from a Solaris 7 server to a Solaris 8
server.  I keep getting the following message when rsync attempts to update
a particular file:

write failed on leelab/NCBI_Data/GenBank/htg : Error 0
rsync error: error in file IO (code 11) at receiver.c(243)

Received signal 16. (no core)
rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (22672537 bytes read so far)
rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(140)

The file it is getting the error on is very large:

-rw-rw-r--   1 leema    staff    4633417879 Apr 30  2001 htg

# rsync --version
rsync  version 2.5.2  protocol version 26
Copyright (C) 1996-2002 by Andrew Tridgell and others
Capabilities: 64-bit files, socketpairs, hard links, symlinks, batchfiles,
no IPv6,
              64-bit system inums, 64-bit internal inums

Does rsync simply not handle files this large?  Is there something in
config.h I can change to support large files (I see "#undef _LARGE_FILES"
but the comment above it indicates it is only for AIX)?  If I can't get
rsync to copy large files, is there a way to get it to skip them, so that
the rest of the files do get synced?


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