Server Reboots in Mid-Rsync

Jon Watson jwatson at
Fri Jul 17 06:07:15 MDT 2009

Hi All,

I know this is a long shot, but I thought I would ask.

We've been using a backup script which uses rsync for months now on a 
Xen server without issue. A few weeks ago we had some work done on the 
server which included upgrading the kernel. We are now running 
2.6.18-128.1.10.el5xen and now the server reboots every night in the 
middle of the rsync process.

I've added enough debug information to the script to know that the 
reboot occurs during the actual rsync and not during the surrounding 
archiving and reporting routines.

Has anyone seen anything like this before? I've been poking at this for 
a while but am out of ideas now and am looking for any advice on how to 
proceed.  Obviously, we're going to try another kernel shortly, but in 
the meantime....



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