I/O errors when backing up from ext3 to UDF

Mike Frysinger vapier at gentoo.org
Sun Jan 20 00:38:37 GMT 2008

On Friday 18 January 2008, Paul Gear wrote:
> Hi.  I'm trying to back up from an ext3 filesystem to an IOMega Rev USB
> cartridge drive, which uses a UDF filesystem.  It appears to the system
> as /dev/scd0, but can be mounted in R/W mode.
> I get a bunch of errors like this:
> rsync: mkstemp
> "/media/usb/backup_dir/home/support/data-old/clipart/STANDARD/STDDIR3/.PE01
>617_.WMF.M9ACqm" failed: Input/output error (5)
> There are approximately 2500 files in the directory, all with similar
> names.  38 of them copy correctly.  The destination drive is not full.
> What else could be causing this problem?

probably a filesystem error, not rsync.  make sure you can copy the files by 
hand using `cp`.  if that fails, you need to unmount the disk and run `fsck` 
on it.
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