RSYNC hangs without reason

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Hi For a test we have run a RSYNC to copy 1,9TB. It runs for hours (850GB) when suddenly it hangs without any error. The progress indicates that it is busy with one small file but it doesn't copy. In top I see that the process is running but with very low CPU. I kill all the processes and restart RSYNC. It scans all the files and directories for changes an starts copying where it stops. What can cause this problem because we want to set up a full automated back-up solution so we want to be sure it works fine an report an error. Thanks

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ASKED: April 15, 2013  11:50 AM

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  • ToddN2000
    It sounds like that "one small file" that it is busy with is the problem. You stated if you "kill all processes" then it runs fine. I would try ending all processes beforehand. Sounds like there you may be having an object lock issue. Just curious as to what other jobs may be getting the CPU resources when this happens or is it just a total drop off due to this one small file?
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  • jackieserver
    The CPU drops down to 2% normally a 15% during the operation. I watch the last modify date and it was 5 days before i start the back-up. I don't know the problem but I had restart the operation and after checking for change files rsync reach that one file where it hangs but this time it just back-up it without any problem and the back-up operation. Maybe the reason was the virtual machine. It could be that this machines network interface had some problems when it runs on maximum for hours
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