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Local Mirror Repository - rsync error

asked 2015-10-28 07:33:26 -0800

kej gravatar image

updated 2015-10-28 07:34:15 -0800


it would be great if any one can help. I am trying to create a Local Mirror Repository according to section "OPTIONAL - Set Local Mirror Repos " at page 7 of the following document.

There were "rsync" error when I run the following command. Is there anyone how to solve this issue?


Thank you in advance,


============================================== * INFO: Verifying connection to the Fuel backend

  • INFO: Fuel backend connection OK

  • INFO: Started /opt/fuel-createmirror-6.1/deb-mirror /opt/fuel-createmirror-6.1/config/mos-ubuntu-updatesonly.cfg

  • FATAL: Upstream mirror does not support rsync protocol, aborting

  • INFO: Started /opt/fuel-createmirror-6.1/deb-mirror /opt/fuel-createmirror-6.1/config/ubuntu.cfg

  • FATAL: Upstream mirror does not support rsync protocol, aborting

  • FATAL: Creation of MOS mirror FAILED, check logs at /var/log/mirror-sync

  • FATAL: Creation of Ubuntu mirror FAILED, check logs at /var/log/mirror-sync


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answered 2015-10-28 14:34:41 -0800

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I suspect that you're behind either a proxy or a firewall (or both) that's blocking your outgoing traffic towards port 873 (rsync), that would cause the behaviour that you're seeing.

If you're indeed behind a proxy, and if that proxy is able to pass also rsync traffic, try this:

export RSYNC_PROXY=<ip>:<port>

Note that this isn't like the ordinary httpproxy or httpsproxy settings, you should specify only the <ip>:<port> parts, for example:


If rsync is firewalled in your setup then there's not much to do unfortunately, but hopefully the above can get you going!



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Thank you for your help

kej ( 2015-11-12 15:08:52 -0800 )edit

Thanks for the heads up !

florindumitrascu ( 2016-01-07 04:14:46 -0800 )edit

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