Strangely fast run without error

Joe josephj at
Mon Jan 6 08:36:06 MST 2014

This is what it looks like when rsync thinks everything is up to date on
the target. It didn't transfer anything. that's why it was so fast. You
would need to post your rsync command and other relevant data for anyone
to be able to diagnose this further.


On 01/06/2014 05:14 AM, Fabian Cenedese wrote:
> Hi
> I have a NAS with rsync 3.0.3pre1. I know that is not new,
> but a NAS is not easy to update. This usually works fine.
> I have set up jobs to backup various stuff to another NAS.
> This is the statistics of one run. Though there were seen
> files (file size, vmware images) it finished almost immediately
> which lead to the funny transfer speed.
> receiving incremental file list
> Number of files: 125
> Number of files transferred: 0
> Total file size: 25013819983 bytes
> Total transferred file size: 0 bytes
> Literal data: 0 bytes
> Matched data: 0 bytes
> File list size: 2382
> File list generation time: 0.001 seconds
> File list transfer time: 0.000 seconds
> Total bytes sent: 63
> Total bytes received: 2425
> sent 63 bytes  received 2425 bytes  ,')* bytes/sec
> total size is 25013819983  speedup is 10053786.17
> This was a one time only thing, afterwards it worked
> fine again. Still might be interesting to know what it was
> that rsync finished so quickly without an error.
> Thanks
> bye  Fabi

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