Please describe the problem.

On my raspberry pi, an SSH remote was in /var/lib/store (symlinked with /home/carlo/store), which contained a LVM volume spanning several USB drives. One of the drives got corrupted, which lead to this:

$ cd /home/carlo/store $ ls Input/Output Error

On my desktop machine, I then had a lot of transfers. After transfer, the file was turned into a symlink.

What steps will reproduce the problem?

  • Create an annex and a remote ssh server.
  • Simulate a corrupted drive for the remote, creating an input output error.
  • Wait until the annex starts syncing on the desktop machine. If there were no further unidentified causes on my side, the assistant will start transfers that revert files to symlinks.

What version of git-annex are you using? On what operating system?

Ubuntu 12.04 64bit git annex 3.20121017 (from Ubuntu PPA)

Please provide any additional information below.

# If you can, paste a complete transcript of the problem occurring here.
# If the problem is with the git-annex assistant, paste in .git/annex/daemon.log

Please see [all my daemon.log]( files.

I noticed the problem yesterday afternoon (Thu 24 Oct).

# End of transcript or log.

moreinfo; either I don't have enough information to work on this, or it might have just been user error. --Joey