rsync hanging on large windows directories
Hari Krishna Dara
haridara at gmail.com
Fri Oct 7 05:06:45 GMT 2005
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> From: Nicholas M Saraniti <nick at commcarepharmacy.com>
> To: rsync at lists.samba.org
> Date: Tue, 04 Oct 2005 15:38:12 -0400
> Subject: rsync hanging on large windows directories
> I have a RH 8.0 box which issues the following command to a Windows
> machine running the most recent version of cygwin. Both boxes have been
> updated to rsync 2.6.6 and I use the following command from the LINUX
> BOX (SSH keygen agent is setup for passwordless logins and the IP is
> aliased under /.ssh/config)
> rsync -avz --delete --progress -e "ssh"
> userName at WIndowsBoxIP:/cygdrive/e/www/Apache/htdocs/
> Sometime rsync hangs on getting the file list (~1400 Files in many
> Most times the transfer starts and hangs on the first large file
> Once the rsync actually completed.
> There appears to be nothing unusual when using -avvvz
> /cygdrive/e on the WIndows 2K box is a local drive (not a network share)
> I have this exact same problem on two different Win2K machiens (Win2K
> Pro, and Win2K Advanced Server)
> Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.....
> Thanks In Advance,
In general rsync over cygwin ssh is known to be unstable because of
some bugs in cygwin pipes implementation. Your only option is to use
rsync in daemon mode. I have been using this method to mirror huge
directories and it seems pretty stable.
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