issues syncing between one host and another

Kevin Korb kmk at
Wed Sep 4 20:27:19 CEST 2013

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> linkdest=$(ssh $user@$remotehost /usr/linux/bin/readlink/

There probably shouldn't be a trailing / on the readlink command.

If that doesn't settle it is the path in the error message the target
or the link-dest?

If it is the target try sending a mkdir first.

On 09/04/13 09:56, Jonathan Aquilina wrote:
> I have the following script that I am working on
> #!/bin/bash
> date=$(date +%F--%T)
> #ssh parameters user=aquj001 remotehost=qa4app
> localdir=/home/aquj001/INFENG/scripts 
> remotedir=/home/aquj001/recievingDir.$date
> linkdest=$(ssh $user@$remotehost /usr/linux/bin/readlink/ 
> /home/aquj001/recievingDir.current)
> rsync -a --compress  --link-dest=$linkdest --out-format='%i %n%L %l
> %M' --omit-dir-times  "$localdir" "$user@$remotehost:$remotedir" 
> ssh $user@$remotehost /bin/rm -f
> /home/aquj001/recievingDir.current ssh $user@$remotehost ln -sf
> $remotedir $linkdest
> now the issue becomes when i run it, I get the following errors.
> rsync: change_dir#4
> "/home/aquj001/recievingDir.2013-09-04--15:53:16" failed: No such
> file or directory (2) rsync error: errors selecting input/output
> files, dirs (code 3) at main.c(877) [receiver=3.0.6] rsync:
> connection unexpectedly closed (9 bytes received so far) [sender] 
> rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at
> io.c(600) [sender=3.0.6]
> It still creates the directory on the remote machine but its empty
> and nothing but sym links. Any ideas as to what th eissue is would
> be greatly appreciated.
> This is on an AIX 6.1 system installed from the aix toolbox
> package.
> -- Jonathan Aquilina

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