Rsync problem

Addady addady at
Wed Mar 12 07:21:18 EST 2003

It happen to me also
rsync from cygwin 2.5-6 to  Linux 2.5-6.

On the client side I got:

rsync: writefd_unbuffered failed to write 4 bytes: phase "unknown":
Connection reset by peer
rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(515)

On the server log:

2003/03/11 14:08:30 [2961] write failed on dir/file : Success
2003/03/11 14:08:30 [2961] rsync error: error in file IO (code 11) at
2003/03/11 14:08:30 [2961] rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (20646
bytes read so far)
2003/03/11 14:08:30 [2961] rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream
(code 12) at io.c(165)

adding -T /tmp workarund it !


----- Original Message -----
From: "Wayne Davison" <wayned at>
To: "James Sewell" <james.sewell at>
Cc: <rsync at>
Sent: Sunday, March 02, 2003 1:32 AM
Subject: Re: Rsync problem

> On Sun, Mar 02, 2003 at 11:51:39AM +1300, James Sewell wrote:
> > I just fixed this problem by adding -T /tmp.
> This makes me wonder if there was some kind of a write problem of the
> temp file into the destination directory.  Keep in mind that scp writes
> directly over the destination file, while rsync by default first writes
> a temporary file in the same dir and then renames it.  Using the -T
> option causes the temp file to go into a different dir.
> Why you didn't get a better error message is probably the most pertinent
> question.  It might be that the remote rsync crashed.  In such a case
> you have to take extra steps to try to figure out why the remote process
> is dying (like accessing the remote core file, if one exists).
> ..wayne..
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