I am getting the following rsync errors randomly from my capistrano scripts.

rsync: stat "/app/test-0.1-SNAPSHOT.jar.SB4uq7" failed: No such file or directory (2)
rsync: rename "/app/test-0.1-SNAPSHOT.jar.SB4uq7" -> "target/test-0.1-SNAPSHOT.jar": No such file or directory (2)
rsync: mkstemp "/app/.run-test-reports.sh.dY7r8H" failed: No such file or directory (2)
rsync error: some files/attrs were not transferred (see previous errors) (code 23) at main.c(1039) [sender=3.0.6]

I am using the following rsync command:

rsync -Oarvzp --progress "#{source}" "#{user}@#{destination_host}:#{destination}/"

Can someone help me in solving it ?


depquid is very likely correct.

I suggest you add this:

--exclude='test.*.jar.?????' --exclude='.run-text.*.sh.?????'

to the rsync command, maybe more; --exclude=app may also work as an alternative, depending on what you are doing.

Btw, I think your implied -r and -p are redundant with -a.


This is just a hunch, but are you running tests at the same time that you are deploying? The filenames look like temporary files that are being created and deleted while rsync is running.

  • No i first copy the artifacts, and then i run the tests. I am often getting these errors in different pipelines. – pradeepchhetri Jul 10 '14 at 17:25

It's possible that you ran multiple rsync in parallel. If so, then I think what might be happening is that a concurrent rsync (or some other process) deletes temporary files of your rsync.

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