problems with rsync 2.6.9 and large files (up to 20GB)
matt at mattmccutchen.net
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
> 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
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
> http://firstname.lastname@example.org/msg17815.html ) 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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