Persistent, sporadic failure in make_bak_dir mkdir

Richard Crane Richard.Crane at
Fri Aug 10 14:14:32 MDT 2012

Through several versions up to and including the current 3.0.9 I experience  sporadic, repeating (but not predictably) errors of this form:

> rsync: make_bak_dir mkdir "/REPO/backup/XXXX-data1-20120727-040453" failed: File exists (17)
> rsync: keep_backup failed: "/REPO/backup/XXXX-data1/data1/A182/tb5178/tb5178.hebb/out.TENT_warn.txt" -> "/REPO/backup/XXXX-data1-20120727-040453/data1/A182/tb5178/tb5178.hebb/out.TENT_warn.txt": No such file or directory (2)
> rsync: stat "/REPO/backup/XXXX-data1-20120727-040453/data1/A182/tb5178/tb5178.hebb/out.TENT_warn.txt" failed: No such file or directory (2)
> rsync error: some files/attrs were not transferred (see previous errors) (code 23) at main.c(1518) [generator=3.0.9]
About 20 of the last 2000 total nightly back up jobs have failed, almost all of them with this kind of error.  They never reoccur when I rerun the job. The files/directories involved appear to be random.
Is there anything I can do?  

Richard Crane
Haskins Laboratories / (203) 865-6163 X 275 /  FAX (203) 865-8963
300 George Street/New Haven, CT 06511

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