Why rsync failing with an error message "rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(463) [sender=2.6.8]"

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Issue

  • Running rsync form the system is failing with an error message rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(463) [sender=2.6.8].
[user@example ~]$ rsync -ahe ssh /home/user/dir 192.168.0.1:/test
user@192.168.0.1's password:
rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (0 bytes received so far) [sender]
rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(463) [sender=2.6.8]

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5
  • rsync

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