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rsync hanging on Access MDB file
- From: Des Dougan <des at douganconsulting dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2009 23:41:05 -0800
- Subject: rsync hanging on Access MDB file
Several months ago set up a remote backup for a client. The remote
server, running OpenSuSe 11, runs rsync over ssh to two remote servers
in the same location. One server is Linux (a variant of CentOS 4.6),
while the other is a Windows 2008 server box. Until last week,
everything was working well; however, now I am seeing this error in
the log when backing up from the Windows server:
rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (449058 bytes received so far)
rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at
rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (237 bytes received so far)
rsync error: unexplained error (code 255) at io.c(635) [generator=3.0.2]
The error occurs each time on the same Access database file (part of
the application suite the server was installed for). I have tested
various scenarios - I deleted the file on the backup server and tried
to run the rsync process, with the same result; I then copied the file
to a temporary directory on the source server and backed up just that
directory - which worked.
From that I thought it might be either a permissions issue or an
oddity in the original file. I therefore copied the file back from the
temp directory and tried again - same result. I checked file
permissions, which were fine, with the backup user having sufficient
rights to the folder tree.
rsync on the Cygwin side is version 3.0.4; on OpenSuSE, version 3.0.2.
I searched for rsync problems with MDB files, but came up with
nothing. If anyone has an idea of why this is happening and how I can
fix it, I'd be grateful.
Des Dougan, Principal
Dougan Consulting Group Inc.
Email: des at DouganConsulting dot com
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