I receive a series of errors when trying to rsync with Drush. Other commands using the same aliases works fine, including: dl en cc.

Here are the outputs:

drush -s rsync @production.geomapper @local.geomapper
Calling system(rsync -e 'ssh ' -akz --exclude=".git" --exclude=".gitignore" --exclude=".hg" --exclude=".hgignore" --exclude=".hgrags" --exclude=".bzr" --exclude=".bzrignore" --exclude=".bzrtags" --exclude=".svn" --exclude="settings.php" xxx.org@sXXX.gridserver.com:/home/103821/users/.home/domains/geomapper.org/html// /Applications/MAMP/htdocs/local.geomapper/);

and

drush --debug rsync @production.geomapper @local.geomapper
Bootstrap to phase 0. [0 sec, 3.31 MB]                               [bootstrap]
Drush bootstrap phase : _drush_bootstrap_drush() [0.01 sec, 3.5 MB]  [bootstrap]
Cache HIT cid: 5.0-rc4-commandfiles-0-71e89398afa74353303e443164ae9156 [0.01 sec, 3.51 MB]           [debug]
Bootstrap to phase 0. [0.04 sec, 7.44 MB]                                                        [bootstrap]
Bootstrap to phase 0. [0.05 sec, 7.44 MB]                                                        [bootstrap]
Found command: core-rsync (commandfile=core) [0.05 sec, 7.44 MB]                                 [bootstrap]
Including /Applications/drush/commands/core/rsync.core.inc [0.06 sec, 7.45 MB]                   [bootstrap]
Load alias @production.geomapper [0.06 sec, 7.53 MB]                                                [notice]
Load alias @mtServer [0.08 sec, 7.55 MB]                                                            [notice]
Load alias @local.geomapper [0.15 sec, 7.55 MB]                                                     [notice]
You will destroy data from /Applications/MAMP/htdocs/local.geomapper/ and replace with data from xxx.org@sXXX.gridserver.com:/home/XXX/users/.home/domains/geomapper.org/html//
Do you really want to continue? (y/n): y
Calling system(rsync -e 'ssh ' -akzv --exclude=".git" --exclude=".gitignore" --exclude=".hg" --exclude=".hgignore" --exclude=".hgrags" --exclude=".bzr" --exclude=".bzrignore" --exclude=".bzrtags" --exclude=".svn" --exclude="settings.php" --stats --progress xxx.org@sXXX.gridserver.com:/home/XXX/users/.home/domains/geomapper.org/html// /Applications/MAMP/htdocs/local.geomapper/);
rsync: on remote machine: -vlkogDtprz: unknown option
rsync error: syntax or usage error (code 1) at main.c(1107)
rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (0 bytes received so far) [receiver]
rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at /SourceCache/rsync/rsync-40/rsync/io.c(452) [receiver=2.6.9]
Could not rsync from                                                                             [error]
xxx.org@sXXX.gridserver.com:/home/XXX/users/.home/domains/geomapper.org/html//
to /Applications/MAMP/htdocs/local.geomapper/ [22.88 sec, 7.68 MB]
Command dispatch complete [22.88 sec, 7.65 MB]                                                      [notice]
Peak memory usage was 9.07 MB [22.88 sec, 7.65 MB]                                                  [memory]

and

drush status
  PHP configuration     :   /Users/xxx/.drush/drush.ini         
Drush version         :  5.0-rc4                               
Drush configuration   :  /Users/xxx/.drush/drushrc.php        
Drush alias files     :  /Users/xxx/.drush/aliases.drushrc.php

here are the aliases:

###################  Local aliases ################### 

$aliases['local.geomapper'] = array(
    'uri' => 'localhost:8888/local.geomapper',
    'root' => '/Applications/MAMP/htdocs/local.geomapper',
'%dump-dir' => '/Applications/MAMP/htdocs/tmp',
'%dump' => '/Applications/MAMP/htdocs/tmp/dump.sql',
  ); 

###################  MT aliases ################### 

$aliases['mtServer'] = array(
    'remote-host' => 'sXXX.gridserver.com',
    'remote-user' => 'xxx.org',
    'path-aliases' => array(
     '%drush' => '/home/XXX/users/.home/bin/drush/',
     '%drush-script' => '/home/XXX/users/.home/bin/drush/drush_ssh',
     '%dump-dir' => '/home/XXX/users/.home/data/tmp/',
     ),
  );

$aliases['production.geomapper'] = array(
    'parent' => '@mtServer',
    'uri' => 'geomapper.org',
    'root' => '/home/XXX/users/.home/domains/geomapper.org/html',
);

I am a Drush enthusiast - but very much a novice - so any advice would be much appreciated.

Comments

EWB’s picture

Component:Miscellaneous» Core Commands
greg.1.anderson’s picture

Check the version of rsync running on the remote machine; it is what is giving you the error.

From your logs, this is what drush is running:

rsync -e 'ssh ' -akzv --exclude=".git" --exclude=".gitignore" --exclude=".hg" --exclude=".hgignore" --exclude=".hgrags" --exclude=".bzr" --exclude=".bzrignore" --exclude=".bzrtags" --exclude=".svn" --exclude="settings.php" --stats --progress xxx.org@sXXX.gridserver.com:/home/XXX/users/.home/domains/geomapper.org/html// /Applications/MAMP/htdocs/local.geomapper/

If you execute that same line from the cli, you should see the same error message:

rsync: on remote machine: -vlkogDtprz: unknown option

Try editing the rsync line until it works. Take out --stats, --progress, and replace -akzv with just -az for starters. Consult man rsync for more help; we don't really support rsync here.

EWB’s picture

Thanks. typing rsync --version on the remote returns rsync version 2.6.4 protocol version 29 And, I completely understand re: the not supporting rsync... I couldn't figure out if I was doing something wrong vis-a-vis the Drush configuration.

greg.1.anderson’s picture

Status:Active» Fixed

The oldest version of rsync I have used is version 2.6.8, protocol version 29, which has some deficiencies compared to protocol version 30. Run 'man rsync' on the target system and check for supported flags. It may or may not be possible to use this version of rsync with drush. Another thought I had is that since -akzv seems to be expanding to -vlkogDtprz, maybe avoid using -a and instead use only the individual mode switches that you need. One of logDtpr is probably unsupported.

EWB’s picture

Thanks, I am actually going to see if I can get the rsync version upgraded and then investigate 2.6.4's abilities as a plan B.

Status:Fixed» Closed (fixed)

Automatically closed -- issue fixed for 2 weeks with no activity.