Re: Rsync fails on copying large file
On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 10:56:02AM +0200, Alan Chandler wrote:
> 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
> receiving end.
> 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...
Did you specify a folder/directory for rsync to use as temporary space
and did that folder have enough space for a 60Gb file? If you do not
specify it, it will use /tmp and I have in the past sometimes
experienced problems because /tmp did not have enough space for a very
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