rsync error code 12 on Mac OS X 10.4.4

Sean Peisert peisert at
Thu Jan 12 23:28:26 GMT 2006

I am attempting to use the rsync built "into" Mac OS X 10.4.4.  That
is, this version:

rsync  version 2.6.3  protocol version 28
Copyright (C) 1996-2004 by Andrew Tridgell and others

When I run rsync, after tabulating all of the files that need to be
copied, I get this error:

rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at

Any advice on how to resolve this?

This is the command that I am issuing:

# /usr/bin/rsync -aE --delete --stats --progress --delete-excluded
--exclude-from='rsync-local-list.txt' / /Volumes/Backup

Many thanks,

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