Keeping erroring out every night
rsync at celestial.com
Thu Feb 17 10:31:03 MST 2011
On Thu, Feb 17, 2011, Shai wrote:
> Hello list,
> I have a cron that runs a sync processes every night. Lately, it began
> erroring out with this error:
> rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (217717 bytes received so far)
> rsync error: unexplained error (code 255) at io.c(601)
> I can't make out why there is a connection issue, and when I tried
> running this twice, manually (ie. run the script manually and not from
> cron), it never failed.
When I've seen things like this it was usually something like a
disk-full problem on the receiving end or a network problem.
This usually happens after midnight when all our systems are
doing daily maintenance runs including cross-machine backups
using rsync, a period where some large files may be created
leaving marginal space on a drive which don't show up in the
morning after the maintenance runs complete and clean up.
I would look at the rsync and system logs on the receiving
machine around the time of the failures.
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