problems with rsync 2.6.9 and large files (up to 20GB)

Matt McCutchen matt at
Wed Dec 12 15:15:53 GMT 2007

On Wed, 2007-12-12 at 14:28 +0100, gorka barracuda wrote:
> it seems that rsync is working and finishing but when appears the
> message that summarizes the transferred files rsync starts the backup
> again (taking a lot of time)
> ....
> sent 640278263924 bytes  received 217256421 bytes  8610488.88
> bytes/sec
> total size is 783944943854  speedup is 1.22
> rsync warning: some files vanished before they could be transferred
> (code 24) at 
>  main.c(977) [sender=2.6.9]
>  2007/12/11 17:02:04 del. 0
> home/jingles/soft/sinc/bin/home/g1benjamin/timel-fre
> q.po15740 
> ....

I've never known rsync to start over like that.  Are you using a script
that runs rsync repeatedly until it exits with code 0?

> I googled for this problem and I found that there are a patch file to
> solve this problem (you can see the thread in
> ) but
> I can't found it.

That thread is about an optimization that makes the delta-transfer
algorithm much faster on large files.  The optimization is included in
current development versions of rsync 3.0.0.  This probably is not
related to the problem with rsync starting over.


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