Error message

Boris Gegenheimer Boris.Gegenheimer at
Thu Jan 23 11:37:00 EST 2003

The versions of the different machines I use are the initiating machine :
Sun 450 
Solaris 8
Rsync 2.5.5

The machine that I try to copy from :
IBM rs6000
AIX 4.3
Rsync 2.3.1

The command I use is 
/usr/local/bin/rsync -au -q --stats --progress
--rsync-path=/usr/local/bin/rsync maximus:/ptsfs2

The error message comes when he tries to copy that file mentioned below
which is 14GB big it is not the filesystem or the name of the file because
it worked with ncftpget.
But that program has other problems that I will not mention here.

Regards Boris

-----Original Message-----
From: jw schultz [mailto:jw at] 
Sent: 23. januar 2003 11:34
To: 'rsync at'
Subject: Re: Error message

On Thu, Jan 23, 2003 at 10:55:32AM +0100, Boris Gegenheimer wrote:
> Hello when i get this message what is wrong:
> /PTS.0.db2inst1.NODE0000.CATN0000.20030123062324.001: Value too large 
> to be stored in data type
> Regards Boris

Dunno.  That error message is not in the rsync source.
Since you don't say what platforms are involved, what the commandline or
other config info is, the context of the message, or what version of rsync
it would be difficult to say.

My best guess is that the filename is too long for the destination
filesystem but that seems unlikely because rsync creates its own error
messages for that.

Confirm that you can create a file 10 chars longer than the actual file then
try again with more info.

	J.W. Schultz            Pegasystems Technologies
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