Bug or undesired behavior when quota exceeded

Janusz Jurski jurskij at wp.pl
Thu Nov 8 17:36:42 GMT 2007

On 2007-11-08 at 15:05, Matt McCutchen wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-11-08 at 12:30 +0100, Janusz Jurski wrote:
> > Any idea on how to avoid such a situation?
> The trouble is that you are passing --partial (-P = --partial
> --progress), which makes the receiver in the first command move the
> partially received copy of the new source file over the old destination
> file.  Remove --partial (by replacing -P with --progress) and you should
> be fine: the receiver will discard the partially received file, leaving
> the old destination file as is,

Thank you for the explanation.

But it seems to me that this is against the description of the "partial" 
option in rsync manual. According to the manual: "By  default, rsync 
will delete any partially transferred file if the transfer is 
interrupted. In some circumstances  it  is  more desirable  to keep 
partially transferred files. Using the --partial option tells rsync to 
keep the partial  file  which  should make  a subsequent transfer of the 
rest of the file much faster." This specifically describes the situation 
when the transfer is interrupted. In my opinion, the partially 
transferred file shall be kept for future reuse and shall not overwrite 
the destination file.

Note that the "partial" option makes no sense otherwise because it 
actually equals to the "in-place" option - "partial" becomes "in-place" 
when the transfer is interrupted and any assumption that the transfer is 
not interrupted is not reasonable in my opinion. Also, the current 
behavior is inconsistent with the "--partial-dir" option (the manual 
says for "--partial-dir" that such partially copied files are kept in 
the specified directory to speed up next transfers).

These are just my thoughts. What is your opinion?

PS: I use "--partial" because the files I transfer are very large and 
the connection speed is not high... I will try using --partial-dir now.

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