Wierd problem with rysnc.

Sri Ramkrishna sramkris at ichips.intel.com
Wed Jan 23 17:29:10 EST 2002

Hi folks, I'm having a problem with my rsync between two areas between a WAN.
The problem is really odd.  I have a script that runs every night.  Lately,
we've been having problems with rsync.  The source side is an ordinary file
while the destination side is a symlink.  We've been having problems with rsync
deleting the symlink and repacing it with the source copy despite having it in
the exception list.

The problem only occurs sporadically, it might not happen one day but happen at
another.  I ruled out some other process deleting it by running the script at a
certain time after putting the symlink back.  I had tried putting exceptions
for the whole directory and that didn't help either.  I also ran it with a
couple of verbose options and the log of that didn't show it had deleted
anything ever though after the script ran the symlink disappeared.

So, I'm looking for a litle advice on how to proceed?  Thanks!



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