Max filesize for rsync?

Christophe Kalt kalt at
Wed Apr 20 12:25:26 GMT 2005

On Apr 12, Wayne Davison wrote:
| On Tue, Apr 12, 2005 at 12:46:55PM -0400, Christophe Kalt wrote:
| > FWIW, I just upgraded to 2.6.4, and that has solved a problem
| > i'd been having for a few weeks where 2.6.3 repeatedly failed
| > to synchronize a 5GB file.  Don't remember seeing anything in
| > the NEWS or other making me think upgrading would help, but
| > it did.
| Perhaps one of these?
|     - Fixed a potential protocol-corrupting bug where the generator
|       could merge a message from the receiver into the middle of a
|       multiplexed packet of data if only part of that data had been
|       written out to the socket when the message from the generator
|       arrived.
|     - Fixed a bug that would sometimes surface when using --compress
|       and sending a file with a block-size larger than 64K (either
|       manually specified, or computed due to the file being really
|       large).  Prior versions of rsync would sometimes fail to
|       decompress the data properly, and thus the transferred file
|       would fail its verification.

This last one sounds right as i typically got verification
failed messages.  (The files did look identical.)

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