The Samba-Bugzilla – Bug 6209
rsync exiting suddenly
Last modified: 2010-08-22 06:28:57 UTC
This trouble doesn't occurs each backup.
While rsync transfert data from a laptop to a server, it stop to backup the currently laptop and goes through the backup notebook list.
The next laptop isn't backing up, rsync creates only the tree for the first level.
All of this backup exiting with this error :
_exit_cleanup(code=13, file=log.c, line=237): entered
_exit_cleanup(code=13, file=log.c, line=237): about to call exit(13)
There is no other error message, I can't fix where the problem comes from.
I checked what the code 13 means, I've just found that :
Errors with program diagnostics
Any idea ?
From the output, it looks like rsync encountered some sort of error and then aborted because it was unable to print the error message to stderr. Perhaps stderr got closed somehow.
What is the full command line of the rsync run that is failing? And how is rsync being invoked? If it's from a script, please post the script.
Thanks for your answer.
I use the crontab which launch the script bellow :
oneweekago=`date -d "-$daytosave day" +%F`
# if yesterday was sunday, computer was halted, so use friday's save
yesterday=`date -d '-1 day' +%w`
if [ $yesterday -eq 0 ]
lastday=`date -d "-$deltaday day" +%F`
echo "Begin `date`"
if [ ! -d $MOUNTDIR ]
for line in `grep -v "#" $backup_conf`
BWS=`echo $line | cut -f1 -d":"`
BDISK=`echo $line | cut -f2 -d":"`
BDIR=`echo $line | cut -f3 -d":"`
echo "Mount $BWS/$BDISK"
mount -t cifs -o username=$SMBLOGIN,password=$SMBPWD,workgroup=$BWS,ro //$BWS/$BDISK $MOUNTDIR
if [ $? -eq 0 ]
OPTS="-av --force --ignore-errors --delete --numeric-ids --link-dest $BACKUP_HOME/$lastday "
if [ ! -d $BACKUP_HOME ]
echo "Create dir $BACKUP_HOME"
mkdir -p $BACKUP_HOME
echo "Delete old save of $BWS ($BACKUP_HOME/$oneweekago)"
rm -rf $BACKUP_HOME/$oneweekago
echo "Snapshot of $BWS : $BDIR in $BACKUP_HOME/$today"
echo "rsync $OPTS $MOUNTDIR/$BDIR $BACKUP_HOME/$today"
rsync -av --force --delete --ignore-errors --numeric-ids --link-dest $BACKUP_HOME/$lastday "$MOUNTDIR/$BDIR" $BACKUP_HOME/$today >> /var/log/backup/backup.$BWS.log
echo "Unmount $BWS/$BDISK"
echo "$today : $BWS not accessible" >> notebook_failed.log
echo "End `date`"
Here there is no debug option, however even I set -vvv as I said there is no other errors.
It seems to abort such as a time out or an unsychronization.
This backup occurs while the lunchtime, employees follow to work or use their laptops. I don't think that this problem is due to laptops are working.
There is another backup of the workstations while the night, there is no problem with this one.
Thanks for your help (sorry for my english)
you may add 2>>/var/log/backup/backup.$BWS.log.err to your rsync line in that script to get the stderr redirected to backup.$BWS.log.err
if there is something wrong with the stderr, this may fix it or you should at least be able to see appropriate error messages. mind that stderr in cron is typically redirected to be sent via email