Timeout on deletion

AZ 9901 az9901 at gmail.com
Sun Sep 29 10:49:26 MDT 2013

Le 3 août 2013 à 21:26, AZ 9901 a écrit :

> Le 20 mai 2013 à 10:55, AZ 9901 a écrit :
>> Hello,
>> I use Rsync client (3.0.9) synchronising to a Rsync daemon (3.0.8) over SSH.
>> I have sometimes a huge amount of files to delete.
>> Rsync daemon can take a lot of time to delete them, leading Rsync client into a timeout…
>> Is there any way to avoid this timeout ?
>> I would have liked not to increase timeout value on client side (which is already set to 600 seconds), as I don't really know how long the deletion will take.
>> Could it be possible for the client and the daemon to communicate with each other from time to time during the deletion process ?
>> The client would then know that deletion is still in progress, this would avoid timeout !
> I answer myself, Rsync 3.1.0 provides the following improvement :
>    - A daemon can now inform a client about a daemon-configured timeout value
>      so that the client can assist in the keep-alive activity (protocol 31).


Thank you for the just released 3.1.0 version !
I will give it a try, testing its new features :-)
Btw, what about my question below ?

> I understand that it will avoid timeouts reached by the daemon while the client is working on its side (file list generation etc...).
> But will it also help when the daemon is working on its side ? (file deletion as in my example above)

Another example could be when the daemon is hard-linking  very huge amount of files (when the client uses --link-dest) and takes a very long time to do it.

Thank you very much !


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