[kwlug-disc] backups capped at 2 gigs

Insurance Squared Inc. gcooke at insurancesquared.com
Mon Jul 12 19:24:20 EDT 2010

That command worked with no error.  (I didn't see the error message 
generated by tar because it's happening late at night.)  But I'm doing 
it manually right now - and it's already at 15gigs.  So it's clearly NOT 
tar that's the problem.  It must be truncating after the tar happens.

So that's narrowing it down to the mv command or the destination drive 
(once the files are zipped, I move them to another physical drive.  That 
gives me archives by date).  I'm guessing that the filesystem type 
(linux native) is going to be the ultimate problem here.  I'm not sure 
why that drive is mounted as type linux native.  Something 
auto-generated I expect.  We'll see soon if that's the problem. 
(sometimes the solutions just require a second set of eyes prodding at it).

On 12/07/10 07:06 PM, Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:
> dd if=/dev/zero of=/somedir/somefile bs=1048576 count=2049

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