Please describe the problem.

I’ve just experienced something strange. When files are copied (instead of moved) into a repo with an assistant running, some of them get lost.

What steps will reproduce the problem?

  1. Start the assistant.
  2. cp -rv some-big-directory your-annex-repo/
  3. Wait for sync to finish.
  4. Compare some-big-directory with your-annex-repo/some-big-directory.

It might be of some importance that I’m syncing this repo to 5 different machines.

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

git-annex version: 6.20170520 local repository version: 6 operating system: linux x86_64

Please provide any additional information below.

Hard to tell, sometimes it happens, sometimes not.

Have you had any luck using git-annex before? (Sometimes we get tired of reading bug reports all day and a lil' positive end note does wonders)

Sure, very cool, but this data loss thing creeped me out!