Win2K -> Win2K rsync ( SIGUSR1 or SIGINT)

Dave Dykstra dwd at
Wed Feb 13 03:20:08 EST 2002

You could be running out of memory; rsync uses a small amount of memory
for every file it deals with during a single run.  Can you break it up
into smaller runs?  Often people do each top-level directory separately
to avoid this problem.

- Dave Dykstra

On Mon, Feb 11, 2002 at 10:11:23PM +0100, Rönnblom Janåke /Teknous wrote:
> >Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2002 14:12:50 -0500
> >From: "Hornyak, Doug" <dhornyak at>
> >
> >Has anybody out there set up a rsync environment that allows mirroring
> >of files between two Windows 2000 servers?
> I have tried it with mixed results. If i transfer a small amount of files
> and data it works. However when i try to transfer the whole directory
> it only checks which files it should transfer and then give me an error
> mesage.
> The directory structure holds about 400.000 files.
> I have tried:
> 2.5.1 (cygwin official version)
> 2.5.2 (compiled it myself)
> 2.5.2+patches (compiled it myself)
> 2.5.3pre1 (compiled it myself)
> None of those work with larger amounts of files, they give me differnt
> error message
> but lately this one (2.5.1):
> rsync error: received SIGUSR1 or SIGINT (code 20) at rsync.c(229)
> other messages have been (2.5.2):
> rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(152).
> For now Im evaluating robocopy (w2k resource kit).

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