Wierd problem with rysnc.

Sri Ramkrishna sramkris at ichips.intel.com
Thu Jan 24 05:52:21 EST 2002

I'm responding to my own mail.  I'm adding some extra detail.  Yesterday,
we added another symlink that points to the same file as the symlink that
was being deleted.  The symlink was put into the excluded file and when
the test was run, the sample symlink was intact but the original symlink was
removed and still nothing in the logs saying it had removed the file.

When we removed the symlink and replaced it with a file then the file 
was untouched while the symlink was deleted.


On Tue, Jan 22, 2002 at 10:29:10PM -0800, Sri Ramkrishna wrote:
> 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!
> sri

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