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Old 08-06-2008, 01:26 PM   #1
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rsync --files-from issue (v2.6.9)

Ok so the lowdown on what I want to achieve.

I have a process which builds up a list of files that need to be sync'd across various boxes, the directory structure is the same across all machines.

so file containing the files might look like


so i use rsync with the following command

rsync -avR --files-from=filelist.txt / user1@box2:/

it copies the files across file, but gives me a non-zero exit code and this message appears

rsync: delete_file: rmdir "/mnt/media/pics/house" failed: Directory not empty (39)


rsync error: some files could not be transferred (code 23) at main.c(977) [sender=2.6.9]

any ideas? I have a feeling im not using rsync properly, I can't let it delete the dirs anyway because there will be other files that arent being sync'd by still exist.
Old 08-06-2008, 02:06 PM   #2
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ahh nevermind

there was a symlink in there which was causing the issue.



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