large files not being synced properly while being uploaded to samba share

Mike Daws mike at
Fri Oct 6 08:32:01 GMT 2006

I've experienced cases like that.
I've been able to repair the file with an rsync -I, although this
doesn't address the cause of the problem.

On Tue, 2006-10-03 at 14:42 -0500, Mark Osborne wrote:
> Hello, 
> I have run into an issue with rsync that I’m hoping someone can help
> with.  We are using rsync to mirror data between a samba share on an
> internal staging server and our production ftp servers.  The rsync
> runs from cron every 15 minutes.  Occasionally, the rsync will run
> while somebody is uploading a large file to the samba share (for
> instance an iso image).  The file appears to make it out to the
> production ftp servers, and an ls shows it to have the correct file
> size and timestamp.  However, an md5sum of the file shows that it is
> different from the file on the staging server.  Subsequent runs of the
> rsync do not update the file.  I have tried to run the rsync manually
> with the –c flag even though we wouldn’t really want to implement that
> because of how long it makes rysnc take.  Even with checksum turned
> on, the file still did not get correctly updated.  If the file is
> completely uploaded to the share before the rsync runs there does not
> appear to be an issue. 
> Originally I thought that there may be a problem with different
> versions of rsync on the servers.   The staging server was running
> rsync 2.5.5 while the production servers were running 2.5.7.  I have
> gotten rsync 2.6.8 on both servers and am still experiencing the
> problem.   
> More information about the servers 
> Staging server – Solaris 8, rsync 2.6.8 
> Ftp1 – Redhat AS 2.1, rsync 2.6.8 
> Ftp2 – Redhat AS 2.1, rsync 2.6.8 
> Has anybody else seen this problem or have any ideas?   
> Thanks, 
> Mark 
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