Problems while transferring big files

Boniforti Flavio flavio at
Fri Mar 6 07:20:43 GMT 2009

Hello there,

is it a known issue/problem with rsync transferring big files (let's say
over 0,5 GB)? I'm using "rsync -rtz" to transfer over an SSH tunnel and
I always get

12 Error in rsync protocol data stream

Any suggestions on how to solve this? Maybe removing "z" compression
could be helping? At this regard: how does compression work? When is it
done? I mean, are the files *first* compressed on the client and then
transferred, od is the compression being done *while* transferring, in
some sort of buffer?


Flavio Boniforti

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