rsync hangs during transfer

Dimitar Dimitrov dimitar.dimitrov at
Fri Dec 11 00:58:24 MST 2009

I am running the following rsync command to synchronize directories
between two servers: 
rsync -axvz --delete-after -e ssh /SRCDIR/ blabla at DEST:/DESTDIR

The transfer starts and after a short while it appears to hang after
some files have been transferred. The process establishes connection on
both sides so I did an strace from the remote machine (using the
rsync-debug script as described in the troubleshooting procedures). The
strace output is here 

rsync --version on both machines shows 'rsync  version 2.6.9  protocol
version 29' and both machines are running Debian.

I would appreciate some ideas on where to look next.

Thanks in advance,

Dimitar Dimitrov

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