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Re: Rsync completely hangs machine

On Mon, Feb 09, 2004 at 12:01:53AM +0000, Jonathan Melhuish wrote:
> Jonathan Melhuish wrote:
> >Jonathan Melhuish wrote:
> >
> >>I have a headless network server at home on which I am running 
> >>Debian stable and the latest "stable" release of rsync.  It was 
> >>previously working fine, but now hangs the machine (or at least, 
> >>it disappears from the network) as soon as my rsync client 
> >>attempts to send the first file.
> >
> >
> >Even wierder - if I delete that file, it now works!  I guess I 
> >should have kept the file to try and figure out what was so 
> >'special' about it as to crash rsync... ahh well... 
> Hmm, then it does a few more files and then crashes the machine 
> again :-(

It sounds like your hard disk is about to die.  Try to backup as much
of your data as you can and replace the disk.

Marc Nozell <marc@nozell.com>		http://www.nozell.com/blog

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