some files vanished before... but which?

Cindy-Sue Causey butterflybytes at
Wed Nov 15 15:00:22 UTC 2017

On 11/15/17, devzero--- via rsync <rsync at> wrote:
> Hi !
> I`m getting "rsync warning: some files vanished before they could be
> transferred (code 24) at main.c(1518) [generator=3.0.9]" on one of my
> systems i`m backing up with rsync , but rsync doesn`t show WHICH files.
> Does anybody have a clue under which circumstances rsync doesn`t show these
> ?

If you were rsync'ing a live session, that's what I see if I continue
computing while rsync is running in the background. I remember
freaking out badly the first time I ever saw it.

My grasp now is that rsync is informing us that, before it starts
performing our commands, it makes a job list of all the files and
directories it needs to act on per our expressed commands. If we
continue computing while it is running, our activity inevitably
changes (totally messes up) its previously calculated to-do list. :)

Cindy :)
Cindy-Sue Causey
Talking Rock, Pickens County, Georgia, USA

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