[Bug 5478] rsync: writefd_unbuffered failed to write 4092 bytes [sender]: Broken pipe (32)

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Wed Jul 10 13:26:59 MDT 2013


--- Comment #33 from michaeljoya <login at michaeljoya.com> 2013-07-10 19:26:56 UTC ---
I got this error while creating a backup copy between two drives on the same
machine. It seems that most people on this list are wrongly attributing the
problem to differing rsync versions on client and server, but it happens in the
context of a single machine.

In my own case, it turned out that the destination filesystem was simply full.

I had used an absolute path instead of a relative path in the destination, and
I was working in a systemrescue environment whose root fs was completely in
So, when the destination fs decides that it can't accept any more writes, it
will also produce this error. When I fixed the path to write to the correct
path with a greater capacity, the problem immediately went away.

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