error in rsync protocol data stream

Ray Lischner at
Thu Feb 12 19:14:12 GMT 2004

On Thursday 12 February 2004 12:44 pm, Ray Lischner wrote:

> I am trying to backup an entire disk to a USB-mounted disk, for backup
> purposes. Many files are copied, but eventually rsync dies:

I tried it again, and this time it fails at a different point and with a
different error:

$ rsync -axHSv --delete /backup /media/sda1
rsync: writefd_unbuffered failed to write 32768 bytes: phase "unknown":
No buffer space available
rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(666)

As I mentioned in my previous post, the system has 192MB RAM, 400MB
swap. The file system I am trying to copy takes up about 15GB.
Ray Lischner, author of C++ in a Nutshell

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