I had a backup server that used rsync to get and sync the /var/vmail dir. With the command: rsync -avz --delete -e "ssh -i /dir_tosync_key/rsync_key" email@example.com:/var/vmail/ /var/vmail/ And when I copy/paste it on my ssh client it didn't copy full and executed itself and deleted everything. rsync -avz --delete -e "ssh -i /dir_tosync_key/rsync_key" firstname.lastname@example.org:/var/vmail/ / I had to force shutdown the server and now I get timeouts and Ubuntu server distros freeze at finishing the installation. When it says remove the install media and press enter it gets to 80% and freezes. I can't reboot or poweroff the server even running live distros. I tryed full format with gparted live, checked the disk with smartctl and badblock and they are OK, reset the BIOS to default, taken out the battery, removed the ram, put the disk in a different slot. I ran out off ideas and so has google. Any suggestions what to do? The server is an old HP ProLiant ML310 G5.