`rsync` is failing when executed from cron

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  • Getting below error when executing rsync from cron as a user.
rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (0 bytes received so far) [receiver] 
rsync error: unexplained error (code 255) at io.c(600) [receiver=3.0.6]
  • rsync is working fine from command line. However getting error when executed from a cron.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

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