[SATLUG] Rsyncing for a Windows share

Jeremy Mann jeremymann at gmail.com
Mon Feb 2 19:06:53 CST 2009

Guys, I need to backup a remote Windows share on one of our servers. I
have the directory mounted on the Linux server, however if I try to
use rsync on the server, I get:

building file list ... done
Offset underflow: file-length is negative
rsync error: requested action not supported (code 4) at flist.c(856)
rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (8 bytes read so far)
rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(165)

There seems to be a file in that Windows directory with a negative or
zero file length. How do I tell rsync to copy this file anyway, or
perhaps skip this file?

Jeremy Mann
jeremy at biochem.uthscsa.edu

University of Texas Health Science Center
Bioinformatics Core Facility
Phone: (210) 567-2672

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