rsync on solaris

Dave Dykstra dwd at
Sat Feb 23 02:09:53 EST 2002

On Fri, Feb 22, 2002 at 08:48:03AM +0100, ASendrowski wrote:
> hi,
> i have trouble with rsync on solaris.
> my situation:
> i have a production-server with Solaris 7 and a 200 GB RAID attached. 
> the server runs without troubles for month.
> I build an backup-server with same configuration. i installed 
> rsync-2.3.1-binaries on both machines. i sync the RAIDs every night (i 
> sync subfolders of the RAID - its faster as sync the whole RAID).
> after a few days (a week) the backup-server panics in the middle of the 
> rsync and reboots. filesystemcheck finds troubles.
> then i done a test:
> filesystemcheck on backup-server: ok, no troubles.
> run rsync.
> filesystemcheck on backup-server: not ok, many troubles.
> i removed rsync-2.3.1 and installed rsync-2.5.2 with same results.
> rsync doesnt report any troubles - all fine a few days. then after a few 
> days rsync report IO-Error on backup-server on file xxx. then a few days 
> later the backup-server reboots during rsync. the production-server runs 
> without troubles, i cant take them offline now for a filesystemcheck.
> now my questions:
> anyone has seen such trouble too?

I haven't heard anybody reporting such.

> is the 200GB too big for rsync?

It depends more on the number of files than the total data size; rsync uses
up some memory for each file it looks at in a single run.

> if the filesystem on the source-RAID inconsistent, i copy them to the 
> target-RAID?

I don't know what you mean.

> if someone need the output of rsync or fsckor my rsync-settings, i can 
> post it.
> thanks

I think it would be helpful to post those; if you have a lot of repitition,
though, trim it down just so we can get the idea.

- Dave Dykstra

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