rsync finds files to sync which don't exist and then crashes

stefaan stefaan.nachtergaele at
Sat Sep 26 15:45:43 MDT 2009

I'm running the following script for backup:
SHORTHOST=`hostname | awk 'BEGIN { FS="." } { print $1 }'`
cd $HOME || exit 1
rsync --ignore-errors  --max-size=50m  -v --delete --delete-excluded
--log-file=/tmp/backup.log --exclude-from=$HOME/.rsync/exclude \
  --timeout=3 -az \
  $HOME atticserve:/mnt/store/backup/$SHORTHOST

At some point it tries to sync the following file:

This file does not exist, although it used to. At this point rsync crashes
2009/09/26 23:39:26 [27867] .d..t...... stefaan/
2009/09/26 23:39:27 [27867] .d..t...... stefaan/Pictures/2009-08-29/
2009/09/26 23:40:04 [27867] rsync: writefd_unbuffered failed to write 4
bytes [sender]: Broken pipe (32)
2009/09/26 23:40:04 [27867] rsync error: timeout in data send/receive (code
30) at io.c(200) [receiver=3.0.5]
2009/09/26 23:40:04 [27867] rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (1535
bytes received so far) [sender]
2009/09/26 23:40:04 [27867] rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream
(code 12) at io.c(600) [sender=3.0.5]

I've fsck'd file system. No problems?
Anyone have a clue?


the log file is:

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