rsync 2.5.6 hanging

Hardy Merrill hmerrill at
Sat Nov 15 07:58:51 EST 2003

FYI - RHL 6.1 is no longer supported  - from a Red Hat
perspective that is :-(  See the Red Hat "Errata: Security
Alerts, Bugfixes, and Enhancements" page here

You may indeed get help here since this list is an rsync
list.  If I knew what your problem might be I'd try to
help you myself, but I don't so hopefully someone else will
chime in with some ideas for you to try.

One question I do have is what version of rsync is
running on the ftp server?  Also, if you know the exact
file it gets stuck on, how big is that file?

Hardy Merrill
Red Hat, Inc.

Zachary Denison [zacharydenison at] wrote:
> I am using rsync 2.5.6 on redhat linux 6.1 with 1gb
> ram.  What I would like to do is mirror a directory on
> the server to another server for backup purposes.  The
> server is an ftp server and the main directory in
> question is 77GB consisting of 391000 subdirectories
> and files.  when I run rsync with the following
> command:
> /usr/bin/rsync -av --rsh=ssh --stats --progress
> --rsync-path=/usr/bin/rsync --delete --force
> --exclude=logs/ /ftpfs/
> it starts to transmit some files and then gets stuck. 
> Actually now it is stuck on one file and every time I
> run it it it "freezes" as it is transmitting the file:
>  as in the example below:
>       196608  22%  629.92kB/s    0:00:01
> then it just hangs..
> I have 1gb of ram in the machine so it shouldn't be a
> lack of memory issue.  I would greatly appreciate any
> ideas.  thank you..
> Zach.

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