rsync stalls at .sparsebundle directories on OS X‏‏

eight ∞ eightfold at
Sat Nov 15 03:26:10 MST 2014

Hi. I try to make backups from one disk to another. I have .sparsebundle[1] directories on the source drive (/Volumes/data/). When rsync reaches the first .sparsebundle it stalls and stays there until i ctrl+c.
I'm using OS X Yosemite and rsync version 3.1.1 protocol version 31 installed via homebrew. However, I had this problem on OS X Lion too using rsync 3.0.9. Actually, the reason I updated to Yosemite was partly because I thought I might get rsync working again. 

Here is the full line:
sudo rsync -vaxAXES --log-file="/Volumes/backup/__rsync/$(date +"%Y-%m-%d_%H%M%S").log" --exclude="__rsync/" --exclude=".Trashes/" --exclude=".Spotlight-V100" --exclude=".fseventsd/" --exclude=".DocumentRevisions-V100/" --exclude=".TemporaryItems/" /Volumes/data/ /Volumes/backup/

I'm also seeing 32 lines of of "rsync: unpack_smb_acl: sys_acl_get_info(): Undefined error: 0 (0)" errors directly after "sending incremental file list".

Any clues would be very welcome.


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