failed sync. Broken pipe

Brian Ray brianhray at
Thu Sep 29 13:47:40 GMT 2005

My rsync was working from a cron job for a long time. Suddenly, I
started to get the error:

rsync: writefd_unbuffered failed to write 85 bytes: phase "unknown"
[receiver]: Broken pipe (32)
rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at

I am syncing to an external hard drive. It appears to be mounted properly.

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