openssh sftp rename command fails between cross-device file systems

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Attempting to rename a file using a remote openssh sftp shell session from one device/file system to another mounted on a separate volume on the system running openssh sftp server results in a generic failure:

sftp> rename /disk1/testfile1 /disk2/testfile1
Couldn't rename file "/disk1/testfile1" to "/disk2/testfile1": Failure


  • All major versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux running openssh sftp server

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