retransfer fail of large files with inplace and broken pipe

Wayne Davison wayned at
Sun Dec 13 10:47:36 MST 2009

On Sat, Dec 12, 2009 at 11:21 PM, tom raschel <raschel at> wrote:

> 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 sender.

Are you using --update (-u)?  If so, turn that off.  If not, rsync won't
skip a file that is newer, so something else is afoot.

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