Rsync fails on copying large file
I use Rsync between two of my machines to facilitate regular backups.
In the case I have a problem with I am attempting to copy a file using
the double colon (::) method to talk to the rsync daemon on the
I have been having regular failures of this backup and have traced it
down to copying a 60Gb .vdi (Virtual Box virtual disk image). The
manual command, and error I received when I just tried it was...
rsync Windows\ 7\ Development\ Environment.vdi
owl::alan/backup/"VirtualBox VMs"/"Windows 7 Development Environment"/
rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (2966704 bytes received so far)
rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(601)
Although I says only 2M has been transferred, it took quite a long time
to get to this position, although there is an existing image (somewhat
older) that has been copied previously, so I am assuming this could be
the result of a comparison of changes.
Is there anyway round this problem with extra options etc.
NOTE: This file is sitting on a snapshotted LVM, as I originally
thought the failure could have been updates to it whilst it was copying.
In the trial above the virtual machine was not running, so I am
confident that there were no background changes to the file.