meaning of "IO Error: skipping the delete...."

Martin Pool mbp at
Thu Jan 24 16:37:48 EST 2002

On 24 Jan 2002, Nitin Agarwal <nitin.agarwal at> wrote:
> Dear Mr. Martin,
> I am dead sure that none of the process was running which was creating files on
> that file system. Further, our process are not creating any files having last
> extension as "0003". Kindly provide us with the solution of the same.

Please use the --ignore-errors option, and rsync will delete files on
the destination in this situation.


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