ask for help

Matt McCutchen hashproduct+rsync at
Wed Jul 4 13:08:39 GMT 2007

On 7/4/07, ji-chu_du at <ji-chu_du at> wrote:
> I met a problem when I use rsync to transfer some files to remote server.
> Why does my transfer fail with something like the following error?
> rsync: mkstemp
> "/Instrument/"
> (in wcss) failed: No such file or directory (2)
> rsync error: some files could not be transferred (code 23) at
> /home/lapo/packaging/tmp/rsync-2.6.6/main.c(791)

Since you didn't paste the exact command you used, I can only guess at
what is going on.  Rsync requires all components of the destination
path except the last to already exist.  For example, if you give a
command like this:

rsync -a Instrument.mdb \

and Instrument/ does not exist, you'll get the error that you cited.

See this thread for more information:


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