Xattrs and Delete over AFP
matt at mattmccutchen.net
Sun Jun 22 02:40:17 GMT 2008
On Sat, 2008-06-21 at 21:34 -0400, zodiac-meow at usa.net wrote:
> I have an OSX 10.3.9 Server that I'm trying to back up with rsync 3.0.2.
> Since I didn't have any luck with the 10.3.9 patch
To be perfectly clear, do you mean you have tried Vitorio Machado's
If not, that may be worth a try.
> When I add
> any of the --delete options (during, delay, or after) to the line it works for
> a while and then starts getting this:
> rsync: get_xattr_data:
> lgetxattr("Path-to-the-file","com.apple.ResourceFork",0000) failed: Bad file
> descriptor (9)
This may just be an oddity with the network filesystem, but that doesn't
explain why it would happen only with a --delete option, which shouldn't
significantly change rsync's access pattern to the network-mounted
source. If you ktrace the relevant rsync process with and without
--delete, that might provide some clues about what triggers the error.
Since the error only happens with --delete and appears to involve
xattrs, you may be able to work around it by using two passes of rsync,
the first with -X but not --delete and the second with --delete but not
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