Getting errors with 3.0.8

David Allie david.allie at
Tue Apr 5 13:12:10 MDT 2011


I've been trying 3.0.8 on OS X 10.6.7 today and have been getting some errors. The command I'm using is:

/usr/local/bin/rsync -aNHAXx --protect-args --fileflags --force-change --progress /Users/davidallie/Documents/ /Volumes/david.allie/Documents/

The target Documents folder is on an iDisk mounted as david.allie . The errors are happening at the beginning and end.

sending incremental file list
rsync: unpack_smb_acl: sys_acl_get_info(): Invalid argument (22)
rsync: unpack_smb_acl: sys_acl_get_info(): Invalid argument (22)
rsync: set_acl: sys_acl_delete_def_file(.): Operation not supported (45)
       21508 100%    0.00kB/s    0:00:00 (xfer#1, to-check=1055/1057)
           0 100%    0.00kB/s    0:00:00 (xfer#2, to-check=1054/1057)

ENDING (snippet from end of run):
   427261952  70%   22.35MB/s    0:00:07
rsync: writefd_unbuffered failed to write 4 bytes to socket [sender]: Broken pipe (32)
rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (103700 bytes received so far) [sender]
rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(601) [sender=3.0.8]

It's obvious that rsync isn't completing as I can see many files weren't copied/synced and is instead crashing. The file it's crashing on (ann_02.tgz) is only 606.3 MB in size; I've used rsync in the past with larger files without problem.

Aside from the obvious (sync not completed), can someone explain what effect these errors are having?  and is there a solution?


David Allie
david.allie at

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