Skipping unreadable files

Eberhard Moenkeberg emoenke at
Mon Mar 28 20:53:57 GMT 2005


On Mon, 28 Mar 2005, C. P. wrote:

> Is there a way to skip unreadable files so rsync doesnt die?
> i have to rsync live filesystems and sometimes a file is open and blocked 
> (outlook.pst) and rsync says:
> rsync error: received SIGUSR1 or SIGINT (code 20) at rsync.c(229)
> instead of skipping it.
> I understand that --ignore-errors isnt what i need. I tried it anyway.

You have to do it on the server side, with

ignore nonreadable = true

in /etc/rsyncd.conf.

Cheers -e
Eberhard Moenkeberg (emoenke at, em at

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