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Attempting to backup native Home install over a network...

Post by Zombie13 » Fri Aug 19, 2005 8:20 pm

I'm trying to backup my native GentooX Home v4.0 "G drive" install over a network, using my Sun Ultra5 (running Solaris 9) with an external DDS-2 tape drive. After setting up ssh, I use the following command to back up "/var"...

tar -czvf - /var | ssh root@sunserver "dd of=/dev/rmt/0cbn"

Everything seems fine. However, if I do the same to back up everything from root, I get an error after the tape has been writing overnight...

"tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors"

Anyone have any ideas? A "df -k" shows that only 2715128K is being used for GentooX, and a DDS-2 tape can definitely store this amount of data (4GB native).

I would have preferred to use "dump", but it seems dump doesn't support ReiserFS.

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Post by ShALLaX » Thu Aug 25, 2005 6:20 pm

Dont try doing it on a live filesystem, instead boot up resctoox, mount your installation then run your command appropriately.
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