timeout in data send/receive ???

Wayne Davison wayned at samba.org
Mon May 15 21:45:07 GMT 2006

On Mon, May 15, 2006 at 01:30:30PM -0500, helices wrote:
> That appears to be the most appropriate first step -- right?  Only if
> this faults, then the other options?

Rsync 2.6.4 has some limited support for keep-alive, it it could help
to set a compatible timeout value via the client's --timeout option.
This will help if the transfer is timing out due to a pause on the
receiver/generator side.  If you're using --delete, you should also
try switching to --delete-during, which should remove one of the
longest possible receiving-side pauses.  If that doesn't help, try
doubling or tripling the timeout value, just to know if the transfer
will finish if given enough time.  Then you can figure out what to
do next based on what you've discovered in that test.


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