rsync hanging after working reliably for years on one of my shares

Dan Stromberg drsalists at
Fri Jul 13 11:09:00 MDT 2012

On Fri, Jul 13, 2012 at 1:21 PM, Rob J. Caskey <rcaskey at>wrote:

>  Howdy all,****
> ** **
> I’m using rsync in conjunction with backuppc and have been backing up this
> share without incident for almost 3 years and it has decided to go and hang
> on me. Other shares on the same machine sync fine with identical settings,
> and nothing has changed on the backup end other than some routine
> dist-upgrades to keep update on security patches. I checked the apt cache
> and no rsync related dpkgs seemed to be hanging around in there so…

I'd probably try an strace of a stuck rsync or similar:
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