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>> From: Nicholas M Saraniti
>> To: rsync@lists.samba.org
>> Date: Tue, 04 Oct 2005 15:38:12 -0400
>> Subject: rsync hanging on large windows directories
>> I have a RH 8.0 box which issues the following command to a Windows
>> machine running the most recent version of cygwin. Both boxes have been
>> updated to rsync 2.6.6 and I use the following command from the LINUX
>> BOX (SSH keygen agent is setup for passwordless logins and the IP is
>> aliased under /.ssh/config)
>>
>> rsync -avz --delete --progress -e "ssh"
>> userName@WIndowsBoxIP:/cygdrive/e/www/Apache/htdocs/
>> /My/Local/Directory/On/Linux/Box
>>
>>
>> Sometime rsync hangs on getting the file list (~1400 Files in many
>> directories)
>>
>> Most times the transfer starts and hangs on the first large file
>>
>>
>> Once the rsync actually completed.
>>
>>
>> There appears to be nothing unusual when using -avvvz
>>
>>
>> /cygdrive/e on the WIndows 2K box is a local drive (not a network
>> share)
>>
>> I have this exact same problem on two different Win2K machiens (Win2K
>> Pro, and Win2K Advanced Server)
>>
>>
>>
>> Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.....
>>
>>
>> Thanks In Advance,
>>
>>
>> Nick
>>
>>

>
> In general rsync over cygwin ssh is known to be unstable because of
> some bugs in cygwin pipes implementation. Your only option is to use rsync
> in daemon mode. I have been using this method to mirror huge directories
> and it seems pretty stable.
>
> HTH,
> Hari
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Hi Nick,
I am haveing the same problem. I cannot rsync directories from windows
that contain more than 986 files in them. Folders with 986 with work fine
but 987 won't. Very Strange.
I guess it's daemon mode for now.
Ian


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