problem with the delete option

Manuel Kissoyan manuelk at
Sat Jan 27 17:32:24 GMT 2007

ok, this going more complicated....

In the sending side do not exists a directory called "piusfont", in the 
receving side yes...

there are no entries with this directory name, no "delete_in_dir(DIRECTORY)" 
or "make_file()", what next?

btw, dunno if this have something to do but im running the rsync through the 
backup server so the backup server is the receiving side and the other 
server is the sending side, so basically the backup server is running rsync 
to pull the data.

I also did find something with another user account that it is in the backup 
server but not anymore in the other server:


This was in the logs in example but rsync havent deleted it from the backup 

Thank you!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Wayne Davison" <wayned at>
To: "Manuel Kissoyan" <manuelk at>
Cc: "rsync list" <rsync at>
Sent: Friday, January 26, 2007 12:36 PM
Subject: Re: problem with the delete option

> On Mon, Jan 22, 2007 at 08:18:52PM -0300, Manuel Kissoyan wrote:
>> ok, i did add the -vv and it simply not running any delete command, the
>> only thing close to that is lines like this:
> You need a third -v to see mentions of where rsync is deleting.  It will
> say "delete_in_dir(DIRECTORY)" for every directory whose contents is
> being transferred.  You should also look for the make_file() calls from
> the generator, which is the directory reading on the sending side that
> is used for deletions.  If you see a message about a file being
> protected, that indicates that your exclude options have ensured that
> that particular file cannot be deleted.
>> so basicaly rsync is not deleting the files that are not there in the
>> sending side.
> If you weren't using --files-from, I would have said that you were being
> bitten by this bug:
>  - Fixed a recent bug where --delete was not working when transferring
>    from the root (/) of the filesystem with --relative enabled.
> With the --files-from option, I can't duplicate your problem, so it is
> probably a case of you expecting rsync to delete in a directory that it
> is not sending or your not expecting an exclude to protect a file from
> deletion.  If not, please let us know what you discover.
> ..wayne.. 

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