I/O errors when backing up from ext3 to UDF

Paul Gear paul at gear.dyndns.org
Tue Jan 22 02:02:21 GMT 2008

Mike Frysinger wrote:
> 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.

The boss chose the best possible solution to this problem: they're only
old clipart files, so he deleted them.  :-)

Thanks for your help anyway.


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