connection unexpectedly closed

Matt McCutchen matt at
Tue Jul 8 16:48:35 GMT 2008

On Tue, 2008-07-08 at 09:08 -0300, Marcelo Leal wrote:
>  Every night i receive the messages:
> rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (14801530 bytes received so far)
> [generator]
> rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at
> io.c(453) [generator=2.6.9]
>  but the synchronization process seems to be right... so the question:
> What can be the cause of that messages?

Please see item 3 on the issues and debugging page:

And upgrading to the latest version of rsync (3.0.3) is always worth a

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