Problem with many files in rsync server directory ?
jonh at januahortorum.com
Wed Jan 7 10:26:16 GMT 2004
Having had a night to sleep on this I think rsync's limit
on filename globbing needs pointing out more clearly.
I think we need:
1) An entry in the FAQ (Done)
2) A better error message from rsync when it exceeds the
rsync: read error: Connection reset by peer
rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at
doesn't help many users. Not even programmers with 20 years
experience, like me ;-)
3) How about adding a file called LIMITS to the source
distribution that tells system administrators and users
of the limits that are built in to rsync, and how they
can be changed.
4) Or maybe even - horror or horrors - some comments in
the source file rsync.h.
From: Wayne Davison [mailto:wayned at samba.org]
Sent: 06 January 2004 17:30
To: Jon Hirst
Cc: 'rsync at lists.samba.org'
Subject: Re: Problem with many files in rsync server directory ?
On Tue, Jan 06, 2004 at 05:05:16PM -0000, Jon Hirst wrote:
> $ rsync offers at sdnvpn::gsh/* .
There's a limit to how many files you can glob with a wildcard. Just
remove the wildcard and let rsync transfer the whole directory:
rsync offers at sdnvpn::gsh/ .
While you're at it, you should probably add (at least) the -t option,
which will preserve timestamps and make future updated copies faster (or
just use -a).
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