[root@84-45-228-40.no-dns-yet.enta.net: Cron <chris@home> rsync -r --exclude /In/ --exclude /Lirsync error message that I don't understand

Chris G cl at isbd.net
Wed Mar 26 08:45:24 GMT 2008

On Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 12:41:25PM +0100, Paul Slootman wrote:
> On Tue 25 Mar 2008, Chris G wrote:
> > I'm getting this error message and I don't really understand what
> > rsync is trying to tell me:-
> > 
> >     rsync: link_stat "/rdiffBackup/gradwell/Mail/." failed: No such file or directory (2)
> >     rsync error: some files could not be transferred (code 23) at main.c(977) [sender=2.6.9]
> > 
> > Can anyone explain what it's saying please.  /rdiffBackup/gradwell/Mail/
> > does exist and is readable by the user running rsync.
> > 
> > Oh, this is rsync 3.0.0 and the command line is:-
> > 
> >     rsync -r --exclude /In/ --exclude /Li/ --exclude /Tm/ /rdiffBackup/gradwell/Mail/ /home/chris/MailArchive
Last nights cron run produced no errors so, presumably, it must have
been some sort of transient condition that provoked the error.

As a result of the ensuing thread I will consider changing to using -a

Thanks all.

Chris Green

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