Multiple errors from rsync - later 'soft' error raised rather than earlier 'hard' error.

Bell, Robert (IM&T, Clayton) Robert.Bell at
Thu Jun 20 06:13:21 UTC 2019


I was about to post the below to the rsync mailing list, but wondered whether your code which captures rsync output may have allowed rsync to continue past what I think would normally be a fatal error?



P.S. Should I put the final backups of the old pearcey /home back into their correct slots - 5 backups were recycled, but nothing was added to them?  The .Snapshots area is pointing to the old locations.
Here are the recycles that need to be reversed:
Recycling /backup/pearcey-user-dumps/home_intel.20190606.seq.1687.recycle to /backup/pearcey-user-dumps/home_intel.20190611.seq.1692
Recycling /backup/pearcey-user-dumps/home_intel.20190608.seq.1689.recycle to /backup/pearcey-user-dumps/home_intel.20190612.seq.1694
Recycling /backup/pearcey-user-dumps/home_intel.20190605.seq.1686.recycle to /backup/pearcey-user-dumps/home_intel.20190612.seq.1693
Recycling /backup/pearcey-user-dumps/home_intel.20190609.seq.1690.recycle to /backup/pearcey-user-dumps/home_intel.20190613.seq.1696
Recycling /backup/pearcey-user-dumps/home_intel.20190603.seq.1684.recycle to /backup/pearcey-user-dumps/home_intel.20190613.seq.1695

Rsync Folks,

We recently encountered a case with rsync hitting what I regard as a 'hard' error (unable to change_dir to the source), but it did not immediately abort, but continued and went on to hit other errors (which I regard as soft) and returned the error code 23.  Our backup suite continues after error 23, because it is common and usually not a problem.
Here is selected output.

	  rsync: change_dir "/home_intel" (in backups) failed: No such file or directory (2)
	  rsync error: some files/attrs were not transferred (see previous errors) (code 23) at main.c(1637) [Receiver=3.1.1+csiro-sc.4]
	  rsync: read error: Connection reset by peer (104)

Should rsync have aborted after encountering error 2?
Dr Robert C. Bell
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