Rsync killed my server

Jason Ferguson Jason.Ferguson at
Mon Mar 22 07:45:18 GMT 2004

Perhaps I should turn logging back on and wait for the error to start again and then post the output.

-----Original Message-----
From: Kevin Alexander Boyd [mailto:kboyd at]
Sent: Monday, March 22, 2004 5:58 AM
To: Jason Ferguson
Cc: rsync at
Subject: Re: Rsync killed my server

What message was sent to the log?

If you are using a version of rsync that uses the '--eahfs' flag, then it
should not matter if files are moved or removed during a sync.

Kevin Boyd
OS X Deployment Coordinator
Sys Adm UMIT Contract Services

On Mon, 22 Mar 2004, Jason Ferguson wrote:

> Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2004 05:49:56 -0000
> From: Jason Ferguson <Jason.Ferguson at>
> To: rsync at
> Subject: Rsync killed my server
> I have the following as a line in a script kicked off from cron:
> sudo rsync -e ssh -avz /Times_QPS/ --eahfs
> It logs the output to a log file, however rsync caused the log file to go to an 80gb file and fill up my disk because it threw a mental when a file it went to sync was no longer there!
> Is there some way to get the sync to ignore errors?
> -Jason
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