Crash when trying to rsync to external NTFS-formatted HD

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Mon Mar 25 16:01:08 UTC 2013

Leslie Jensen <leslie at> writes:

> I'm trying the following on my 9.1-RELEASE #0 system:
> Mounting the external HD
> ntfs-3g /dev/da0s1 /mnt/backup/
> And doing
> rsync -av /home/les /mnt/backup/BSD_backup/
> I get "Building incremental file list" for about one minute then my
> system freezes and reboots.
> I'm aware that NTFS might be the culprit. I have chosen it for
> convenience and the possibility to move my data to machines without
> FreeBSD.
> Manually copying of files one by one works.

Yes, it definitely sounds like fuse is corrupting something in the
kernel. Could be tricky to debug, and forcing a kernel dump would be the
first step.

The traditional most-portable way of moving files is to tar(1) onto a
raw device rather than having any filesystem at all. 

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list