Rsync stops randomly (using vanished files bash script)

Samuel Vogel samy-delux at
Fri Aug 24 10:02:13 GMT 2007

Thanks for the reply. Do you mean on the rsync server or client side? 
The client has 4GB of Ram, the server only has 1GB. I try to download 
from the server to the client.
I'm sure that there is no file bigger than 500MB. And there can't be any 
files 1GB, because we have 1GB quotas in place!

Like mentioned in the other reply to my question. I will try to use the 
latest CVS snapshot!

I'll report if I have success...

Andre Majorel schrieb:
> On 2007-08-24 06:58 +0200, Samuel Vogel wrote:
>> I don't think this is possible. Pretty much no services except ssh 
>> are running on the machine that I'm running the rsync client on. The 
>> partition I'm transferring the files to hast 400GB of space left and 
>> 3.7 GB of my 4GB memory are still free...
>> Any other suggestions?
>> Do you think it could be possible that the machine which I'm fetching 
>> the data from run out of ram? I think the the client should have 
>> thrown some error message at least.
> If you have directories with many files, rsync becomes a memory
> hog. I've had it bring down a 1-GB machine while copying a 10-GB
> news spool.

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