DO NOT REPLY [Bug 6080] New: Rsync not transferring anough file

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Sun Feb 1 20:49:56 GMT 2009

           Summary: Rsync not transferring anough file
           Product: rsync
           Version: 3.0.5
          Platform: x86
        OS/Version: FreeBSD
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: core
        AssignedTo: wayned at
        ReportedBy: francois at
         QAContact: rsync-qa at

Hi everyone!

I have a problem with rsync (wonderful tool by the way!).

I use FreeBSD 7.0.

I use it to backup data from our file server to our nas.

There is about 20Go of data to copy.

During the first copy, i also use rsync.

The problem is that *apparently* not all files are copied. (In fact i cannot
check if it's true since rsync doesn't produce any errors)

I copy files accross a mounted samba share.

I use a script to copy all those things (using cron).

Here is my script:


if mount_smbfs -I <IP> -E UTF-8:CP850 //francois at nas/backup /mnt/nas;
        check=$(date '+%A')

        if [ -d /mnt/nas/$check ]
                /usr/local/bin/rsync -a --stats --delete --delete-before
/usr/home/<user>/data /mnt/nas/$check  
                mkdir /mnt/nas/$check
                /usr/local/bin/rsync -a --stats --delete --delete-before
/usr/home/<user>/data /mnt/nas/$check
        umount /mnt/nas

        echo "Impossible to mount samba share!"

It just mount samba shares and set charset to avoid encoding problems.

The problem I see is when --stats shows me his statistics:

Number of files: 707443
Number of files transferred: 695454
Total file size: 24010667438 bytes
Total transferred file size: 24010667438 bytes
Literal data: 24010761646 bytes
Matched data: 0 bytes
File list size: 8206592
File list generation time: 27.429 seconds
File list transfer time: 0.000 seconds
Total bytes sent: 24051362502
Total bytes received: 13249605

sent 24051362502 bytes  received 13249605 bytes  702790.83 bytes/sec
total size is 24010667438  speedup is 1.00

Why does:
      Number of files > Number of files transferred
      Total file size > Total transferred file size
      Literal data  >  Total bytes sent

Rsync does not produce any errors during or after transert.

Since it's a backup solution very important for the office, i'm a little bit
scared of that i output.

Thanks a lot for any reply 

François Van Ingelgom

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