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This is a weird one since I can't find it mentioned anywhere else, but it's not exactly a niche issue.

I'm trying to copy all of my music over to another server, and the files follow the [artist]/[artist] - [year] - [album]/[track]. [title] structure. I'm using the command rsync -azH /path/to/music user@password:/remote/path/to/music, and everything copies over fine, except for the songs whose album ends with a period. With these, the directory gets created, but the files do not get copied, giving the error: rsync: mkstemp "/path/to/music/Dead Kennedys/Dead Kennedys - 1982 - Plastic Surgery DisastersIn God We Trust Inc./.01. Advice From Christmas Past.flac.UVzf3u" failed: No such file or directory (2). Note also the .UVzf3u on the end of the file - I don't know where that comes from but the actual file is just a .flac.

Any ideas?

  • What type of server are you copying to, and what is its underlying filesystem type? – roaima Jul 9 at 22:39
  • Ensure that /remote/path/to/music exists. – Jim L. Jul 9 at 22:40
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    @roaima Ubuntu to Ubuntu, both ext4 – cb7 Jul 9 at 22:44
  • @JimL. it does, it's specifically directories ending in a period that don't work - everything else copies over fine – cb7 Jul 9 at 22:45
  • It's a known issue on Windows platforms. I've never come across any issues with ext4 -> ext4 though. Very strange indeed. – roaima Jul 9 at 22:54

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