Stability of rsync 3.1.0dev (Re: Does files-from work with --delete?)

Matt McCutchen matt at
Sat Nov 21 04:26:54 MST 2009

On Fri, 2009-11-13 at 13:17 -0500, Matt McCutchen wrote:
> On Fri, 2009-11-13 at 08:38 -0800, Wayne Davison wrote:
> > On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 3:56 PM, Philip Pokorny
> > <ppokorny at> wrote:
> >         How confident are you in the current state of 3.1.0.pre and
> >         the nightly snapshots?  Should I be concerned about running
> >         this on production data?
> > 
> > Personally, I'm almost ready to start using it in production.  The
> > 3.1.0dev code prior to the I/O changes was in production-ready shape,
> > and the I/O overhaul has been testing well so far (I use it for all
> > the personal rsyncing needs).  Any failure cases from the I/O code
> > should result in the stopping of the transfer, not some kind of
> > corruption, and I haven't found anything in quite a while.
> 3.1.0dev needs to win back my trust after a bad experience trying to do
> a backup a few weeks ago.  First I got an out-of-space error that rsync
> didn't report:
> And once I freed up disk space, I got an "unexpected tag 50" (I think),
> which I held off on reporting pending a reproducible case.  I haven't
> had a chance to try another backup with 3.1.0dev yet.

I have made two backups with 3.1.0dev with no problems, so I'll take
back my concerns.


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