[CentOS] rsync to full disk

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Wed Apr 15 21:20:47 UTC 2009

on 4-15-2009 1:49 PM Les Mikesell spake the following:
> MHR wrote:
>> On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 10:06 AM, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at public.gmane.org> wrote:
>>> I recently noticed that an "rsync -av" to a full disk keeps sending
>>> files even after the target is out of space.  Has it always done that?
>>> I suppose it is reasonable to keep trying in case it subsequently
>>> crosses a mount point or space becomes available but I expected it to
>>> quit on that sort of error.
>> IIRC, rsync does not stop because the files may be of different sizes,
>> and some may fit where others won't as it goes along.  It doesn't sort
>> by file size and copy that way, and that might not be the best method
>> anyway....
> It is just kind of annoying that an "rsync -av ..." with a large tree of 
> files goes on and on still listing each filename with no indication that 
> all of them are failing because there is no space at all on the target.
It should show you the fails when it completes.

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