v2.6.9 error code 12 at io.c (1122)

Tanvir Ahmed tanvir900 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 20 01:47:03 GMT 2006

I am running rsync 2.6.9 on SuSe Linux Enterprise Server 10. I got a
53.7 GB directory in one of my servers that I need to rsync over a gigabit link.
But rsync runs for about 2-3 hours and fails with the following error -

2006/11/19 17:51:57 [9229] rsync: writefd_unbuffered failed to write 4
bytes [generator]: Connection reset by peer (104)
2006/11/19 17:51:57 [9229] rsync error: error in rsync protocol data
stream (code 12) at io.c(1122) [generator=2.6.9]

Here's my /etc/rsyncd.conf

        path = /backup/MAIL/
        comment = MAIL
        read only = no
        use chroot = no
        timeout = 3600
        transfer logging = yes
        log file = /var/log/rsync/mail.log

Here's my command in the client-end

-av --timeout=3600 --bwlimit=1000 --exclude-from=$exc --delete -b
--backup-dir=$dest --volume=$vol: $source

I tried changing the bandwidth limit to 200, 300 but that doesn't help.

Thanks for any kind of help.

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