Request for option for use on an unreliable connection

jw schultz jw at
Thu Jun 26 09:40:28 EST 2003

On Wed, Jun 25, 2003 at 01:28:32PM -0500, David Lambert wrote:
> I have been using rsync for the last year or so. Generally I am very 
> pleased with the performance and features, but I am forced to use a 
> rather unreliable link to one of my mirrors. Consequentially rsync often 
> bails out with a protocol error in the middle of a large session due to 
> transient misbehaviour on the link. This appears to abort the whole 
> transfer. One solution would appear to be an option to log the error 
> then attempt the next file in the set. Is there a patch to allow this? 
> Has anyone had similar problems?

If, after the file list phase, an error occurs on a file the
abort will only affect that file and those that follow.  All
previously processed files have been updated.  Many people
with unreliable links loop until success.  Each successive
run will get you a bit further along.

	J.W. Schultz            Pegasystems Technologies
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