Meaning of "failed verification -- update retained (will try again)."

Kevin Korb kmk at
Tue Aug 11 17:24:58 UTC 2020

Mostly it means that the file rsync ended up with on the target end
didn't match the file on the source it started with.  This is mostly
caused by the file being modified on the source while rsync is copying
it but it can also be a memory corruption problem.

On 8/11/20 1:13 PM, Peng Yu via rsync wrote:
> Hi,
> I see some warnings like the following. Could anybody explains what
> they mean? Thanks.
> 19/31274477.pdf
>     257,169,119   0%    1.26MB/s    0:03:15 (xfr#121,
> to-chk=848309/1043298)WARNING: 18/32281577.pdf failed verification --
> update retained (will try again).
> WARNING: 19/28879866.pdf failed verification -- update retained (will
> try again).

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