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# 50  
Old 12-03-2008
Possible bug

So I tried using this script on some very large files (> 10GB) and it seems to stall using it with the following flags:
Code:
HardFeed.ksh -vrsf -l "ls -al" 10.11.108.65 ads /ifs/storage1/content/mgm.com

I have all the desired directories that I want files copied from precreated. Initially it looks like Hardfeed's timeout value is too small:
Code:
# ../../HardFeed.ksh -vrsf -l "ls -al" 10.11.108.65 ads /ifs/storage1/content/mgm.com
password -
/ifs/storage1/content/mgm.com/MGMI1000000000000100 is a remote directory that has been ignored
/ifs/storage1/content/mgm.com/MGMI1000000000000106 is a remote directory that has been ignored
/ifs/storage1/content/mgm.com/MGMI1000000000000109 is a remote directory that has been ignored
/ifs/storage1/content/mgm.com/MGMI1000000000000109/ADI.XML.UTF-8 is a remote file that has been retrieved
/ifs/storage1/content/mgm.com/MGMI1000000000000109/FORYOUREYESONLY1008HD.mpg is a remote file that has been retrieved
/ifs/storage1/content/mgm.com/MGMI1000000000000118 is a remote directory that has been ignored
/ifs/storage1/content/mgm.com/MGMI1000000000000124 is a remote directory that has been ignored
/ifs/storage1/content/mgm.com/MGMI1000000000000130 is a remote directory that has been ignored
/ifs/storage1/content/mgm.com/MGMI1000000000000136 is a remote directory that has been ignored
/ifs/storage1/content/mgm.com/MGMI1000000000000139 is a remote directory that has been ignored
/ifs/storage1/content/mgm.com/MGMI1000000000000211 is a remote directory that has been ignored
/ifs/storage1/content/mgm.com/MGMI1770000000000103 is a remote directory that has been ignored
FATAL ERROR: timed out waiting for:
             /tmp/HardFeed.ok.302.2

So I tried increasing the timeout value:
Code:
#  The following 15 seconds is far too small, changing to larger timeout
#OPT_MAXWAIT=15
#  1 hour timeout - 1 hours * 60min * 60 seconds = 3600
OPT_MAXWAIT=3600

Which just causes it to take longer to fail:
Code:
# ../../HardFeed.ksh -vrsf -l "ls -al" 10.11.108.65 ads /ifs/storage1/content/mgm.com
password -
/ifs/storage1/content/mgm.com/MGMI1000000000000100 is a remote directory that has been ignored
/ifs/storage1/content/mgm.com/MGMI1000000000000106 is a remote directory that has been ignored
/ifs/storage1/content/mgm.com/MGMI1000000000000109 is a remote directory that has been ignored
/ifs/storage1/content/mgm.com/MGMI1000000000000109/ADI.XML.UTF-8 is a remote file that already exists and is current
/ifs/storage1/content/mgm.com/MGMI1000000000000109/FORYOUREYESONLY1008HD.mpg is a remote file that already exists and is current
/ifs/storage1/content/mgm.com/MGMI1000000000000118 is a remote directory that has been ignored
/ifs/storage1/content/mgm.com/MGMI1000000000000124 is a remote directory that has been ignored
/ifs/storage1/content/mgm.com/MGMI1000000000000130 is a remote directory that has been ignored
/ifs/storage1/content/mgm.com/MGMI1000000000000136 is a remote directory that has been ignored
/ifs/storage1/content/mgm.com/MGMI1000000000000139 is a remote directory that has been ignored
/ifs/storage1/content/mgm.com/MGMI1000000000000211 is a remote directory that has been ignored
/ifs/storage1/content/mgm.com/MGMI1770000000000103 is a remote directory that has been ignored
/ifs/storage1/content/mgm.com/MGMI1770000000000103/ADI.XML.UTF-8 is a remote file that has been retrieved
/ifs/storage1/content/mgm.com/MGMI1770000000000103/DIAMONDSAREFOREVER1008HDrev.mpg is a remote file that has been retrieved
/ifs/storage1/content/mgm.com/MGMI1770000000000121 is a remote directory that has been ignored
FATAL ERROR: timed out waiting for:
             /tmp/HardFeed.ok.460.2

Hardfeed verifies the file exists but does not wait for the current FTP transfer to finish before moving on to the next one. This isn't a problem for small files as they finish quickly; however large files seem to cause a problem in the logic of the program and it hangs until the timeout.

Has anyone else seen this?
# 51  
Old 12-03-2008
Very few people transfer 10 GB files over the network, so I doubt that anyone else has encountered your problem. Most of us split us very large files are transfer the pieces. If that is not possible and you have only one or two 10 GB files, allow HardFeed to fail, and transfer those files manually using a client with the "reget" command.

Or you can set the timeout to a very large number: 86,400 is one full day.
# 52  
Old 12-03-2008
I guess I forgot to mention that Hardfeed times out well after the 10GB file finishes transfering. So Hardfeed never picks up the next transfer after the first one completes. Eventually the timeout is reached and the script aborts but this is well after I stop seeing the size of the file increase. Once it aborts I compair the file sizes and they are identical.
# 53  
Old 03-25-2009
Thank you!

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