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graham1.simpson at hsbcib.com graham1.simpson at hsbcib.com
Wed Mar 24 16:07:46 GMT 2004

Hi All,

I'm cannot get large files (i.e. >2GB) working with rsync 2.6.0 on HP-UX
11i. Here's the error:

host% /usr/local/bin/rsync -v --rsync-path=/usr/local/bin/rsync --rsh=/opt/ssh/bin/ssh ./large.tar user at host:large2.tar
rsync: writefd_unbuffered failed to write 32768 bytes: phase "unknown": Broken pipe
rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(666)

Monitoring the download, all is fine until exactly 2GB reached. Have tried rsync 2.5.5 and 2.5.6 packages from the HP Download Centre they suffer the
problem also.

Environment is HP-UX 11.11 with large file support on the filesystem. Used
freshly  rsync 2.6.0 source, compiled using gcc 3.2. Configure line was
usual: ./configure --enable-largefile.

Have googled this error but so far have only trawled up one hit on HP-UX
that got this error - no solution mentioned.

I'm getting the feeling that this is nothing to do with large files but is
rather a HP-UX<-->rsync issue. Going forward, I will try the same procedure
on Solaris to see if I get a different result.

Any ideas/advice would be appreciated.

Graham Simpson

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