New bie Q - fault tolerance of the rsync tool

Stuart Halliday StuartH at
Mon Sep 8 08:27:30 GMT 2008

If Rsync can't pass on the changes, it'll report an error on each file it
can't change and eventually stop.

It's up to you to detect this and rerun your rsync script.

Tip: You'll get more people reading your postings if you give meaningful
subject titles.

Stuart Halliday

-----Original Message-----
From: "Ravi Thati" <gotothati at>
To: rsync at
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2008 13:49:07 +0530
Subject: New bie Q

> Hello All,
>  I have a doubt regarding the fault tolerance of the rsync tool.
>  What happens if the network goes down for some time and comes back
> after
> few seconds?
> Will rsync retry ? If yes, how many times/ how much time  it will keep
> retrying ?
> How to ensure the completion of the rsync operation when there are
> network
> break ups?
> thanks for any help.
> -- 
> Regards,
> Ravi.Thati

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