Problem in using rsync

Chris Shoemaker c.shoemaker at
Thu Jun 17 18:37:30 GMT 2004

On Thu, Jun 17, 2004 at 10:11:19AM -0400, Anh Truong wrote:
> Hi
> I use rsync to perform backup on disk on a SunFire 880 with Solaris 8. For 
> performance issues, we launch simultaneously 5 rsyncs on 5 different fliesystems 
> and about 150-200 "cp -p" commands on as many database files. We have been 
> using the same scripts for about 2 months, without problems. The backup is 
> performed on the same server (from filesystem to filesystem on the same server).

Try the rsyncs serially.  If you have no problems then I'd suspect memory
pressure is pushing things to swap and causing the timeout.

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