Cygwin: 2.6.0, rsync 3.1.2, "file has vanished"

Shaun Maher
Mon Nov 28 17:24:00 GMT 2016


I'm trying to use rsync on Windows Server 2012R2 to sync files to a *nix system (Ubuntu 14.04 or FreeNAS 9.10).  The file set I'm trying to sync contains files with unusual characters in the names.  Most files sync without issue but those files with unusual characters do not sync and rsync logs a message like the following:

  file has vanished: "BackUps(old)/Backup Pre-Rolled Payroll 2015"" (in VSSG)
  file has vanished: "Corrupted files/Payment Summaries/Payment Summaries 2015"2016" (in VSSG)
  file has vanished: "Restore/MBTT2017"2016-07-12" (in VSSG)

The " character mid file name is where the unusual character is.  The character in question in all my test cases is (on Windows) a dot vertically centered.  I've only a minimal understanding of character encoding but it seems to me that it is a 0x2D followed by a 0x31 which makes it a type of dash I guess.

I've given this a good Googling but haven't been able to work it out.  I've tried every combination of --iconv and "charset = " that has been suggested.

I'm a bit stuck on how to move forward from here.  Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  I can provide an archive with some example files is it will help.


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