retransfer fail of large files with inplace and broken pipe
raschel at edvantice.de
Sun Dec 13 00:21:17 MST 2009
i have to tranfer large files each 5-100 GB (mo-fri) over dsl line.
unfortunately dsl lines are often not very stable and i got a broken pipe error.
(dsl lines are getting a new ip if they are broken or at least after a
reconnect every 24 hours)
i had a script which detect the rsync error and restart the transmission.
this means that if a file has transfered e.g. 80 % i start again from beginning.
using partial and partial-dir was no solution to resync because rsync cut the
original file (e.g. from 20 GB to 15 GB) which means that i have to transfer
the whole rest of 5 GB.
so i had a look at --inplace which I thougt could do the trick, but inplace is
updating the timestamp and if the script start a retransfer after a broken pipe
it fails because the --inplace file is newer than the original file of the
using ignore-times could be a solution but slow down the whole process to much.
is there a option to tell rsync not to change the time of a --inplace
transfered file, or maybe preserve the mtime and do a comparison of mtime
instead of ctime.
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