Re: Rsync fails on copying large file
On 30/08/11 11:43, Johann Spies wrote:
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
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
I didn't specify it, and according to the man page it will use the same
directory as the receiving file. This is in a partition with 151GB free.
I tried to check it, even with the --partial flag, I can't find any
evidence of any new section of file reaching the destination