files deleted on server end during transfer

luke at luke at
Tue Oct 21 00:38:04 EST 2003

As a follow up to my question...I tried syncing a directory with some
files of zero length and it appears that they are causing the problems.
The message says "Windows - Delayed Write Failed" "Windows was unable to
save all the data for the file \Device\HarddiskVolume1\Test\(filename of 0
lenght file) The data has been lost. The error may be caused by a failure
of your computer hardware or network connection. Please try to save this
file elsewhere."

Any ideas why I would get this? I have been doing some searching at and have found that other people aren't having any
trouble mirroring files with leghth of zero.


> Does rsync handle cases where files have been deleted off of the rsync
> server side after the client starts downloading from the server? I did a
> test run using two windows machines and the client puked, giving me some
> kind of file protection error. What happened is the client received it's
> list, starts downloading, all is well. Well, on the server side the
> files were moved out (or deleted) by another process that runs on that
> box. When rsync got to downloading from the directory those files were
> stored in I got approximately 50 dialog boxes in windows (one for each
> file) with some kind of file protection error (sorry, don't remember the
> exact message). There are also some empty files on the server side that
> need to be there...could these be the culprit? Are there any command
> line switches to suppress these error messages? Any help would be
> appreciated!
>   --Luke Matthews
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