rsync on solaris
dwd at bell-labs.com
Sat Feb 23 02:09:53 EST 2002
On Fri, Feb 22, 2002 at 08:48:03AM +0100, ASendrowski wrote:
> 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
I don't know what you mean.
> if someone need the output of rsync or fsckor my rsync-settings, i can
> post it.
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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