rsync and socket files on HP-UX

Tim Conway conway at
Tue Jul 6 14:00:36 GMT 2004

No guarantees, but I think sockets are treated similarly to devices by 
rsync, so instead of the "-a" option, which is equivalent to "-rlptgoD", 
try "-rlptgo",  as in 
"rsync -rlptgovz -e /usr/bin/ssh  root at bsl61u:/tmp /danzas1/dump/testle"

Tim Conway
Unix System Administration
Contractor - IBM Global Services
conway at

i tried to pull files from a linux server to a hp-ux server via

rsync -avz -e /usr/bin/ssh  root at bsl61u:/tmp /danzas1/dump/testle.

It failed for the socket fails. 

After that i tried to copy files locally on the hp-ux system but same 
Problem seems to be the mknod command on hp-ux that isn't able to build
socket files.

On Linux this problem doesn't occur

it think i don't need the socket files for recovery a system (am i right
?) but i want to get rid of the errors ?

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