Bug 19116 - rsync over ssh exit status 20
rsync over ssh exit status 20
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rsync (Show other bugs)
7.0
i586 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2000-10-14 16:48 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:16 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-25 22:18:01 EST
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Description Need Real Name 2000-10-14 16:48:10 EDT
I'm using rsync (via OpenSSH) to backup a server, but for some reasons it 
exits with a code 20. It doesn't print any error-texts or warnings, and it 
seems to backup correctly - but the non-zero status concerns me...

I use a RedHat 7 with all updates installed.

Could it be because the server holds more than 65536 files??? If I exclude 
some more dirs (for instance /usr), so that fewer files are copied, it 
exits correctly with a 0 status!

I've included my backup-script below.

(BTW: everything worked under RedHat 6.2)

----8<----
#!/bin/sh
EXCLUDEFILE='/etc/backup-exclude'

HERE='/backup/mirror'
REMOTE='root@mysource.dk:/'

OPTIONS='-a --force --delete -e /usr/bin/ssh'

rsync   $OPTIONS \
        --exclude-from $EXCLUDEFILE \
        $REMOTE $HERE
echo $?
----8<----

/etc/backup-exclude contains:

----8<----
/proc
/mnt
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Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2001-01-18 13:23:59 EST
rsync exits 20 when interrupted with SIGINT, or SIGUSR1. Neither
appears to apply in your case, which is odd.
Comment 2 Karl schmidt 2001-02-25 22:17:57 EST
I was having similar problems using rsych with ssh - I updated to version
2.4.6-1 direct from rsync and things seem to be working fine for now - I'm
running RH 7 with updates.
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2001-06-12 15:55:50 EDT
ok, marking as resolved in the current release. Please re-open if it persists
with the 2.4.6 package from 7.1 (it should run fine on 7.0).

FWIW, we haven't seen this in testing here.

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