I just copied a very large file (> 10 gb) from one EC2 server to another using rsync:
rsync -asv -P xtrabackup_2012_07_08_21h20m.tar.gz staging:/mnt/backups
This took a couple of hours. Then, after reaching 100% on the transfer, I saw this error:
rsync: mkstemp "/mnt/.backups.rqGSSe" failed: Permission denied (13)
Now, I get that this was probably my fault. I didn't even create the "backups" directory on the target machine (totally just forgot); and anyway, I might not have set up the folder permissions properly either. But: where did the file go?
If possible I'd like to fix whatever issues caused the "Permission denied" error and then just copy the data from rsync to the /mnt/backups directory. But I can't find it anywhere. It took all that time to transfer; surely it's sitting on the hard disk somewhere, right?