does partial option work over ssh?

Glen Davison davo at
Fri Jul 14 05:09:34 GMT 2006

Dear All,

I am hoping that someone might be able to help me here.  I have been
trying to use rsync to pick up a half-finished file copy and continue
from that point, rather than restarting, but can't seem to get it right.

Running rsync 2.6.7 and OpenSSH_3.6.1p2 on RHEL3; 
pc-87 (see below) is rsync 2.6.3 and (OpenSSH_3.9p1, OpenSSL 0.9.7a Feb
19 2003) on RHEL4.

This is what I believe SHOULD work, but it doesn't:

rsync -aP -e 'ssh -c blowfish' user at host:/path/to/file1/ newpath/

- it just starts again.

Both machines are behind firewalls, but going in the above direction
should be okay; plus of course it does succeed in copying, just not in

A colleague here says he has tried to do the same thing, and he could
get it to work for an rsync daemon, but not over ssh.

Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong?  

Thanks for any hints,

Glen Davison

Glen Davison            davo at
SIRCA Pty Ltd           Ph 9236 9133

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