smbtar/smbclient and backups of NT
Keith G. Murphy
keithmur at mindspring.com
Tue Jul 6 15:13:37 GMT 1999
Vanja Hrustic wrote:
> I've looked at samba archives (mailing lists), I've looked at altavista,
> and deja.com. No help.
> I want to do a backup of NT machine using smbclient. I call it like:
> # smbclient //MACHINE/Share Pass -U Administrator -E -c tarmode full -D usr
> -d0 -Tc test.tar
> It starts fine, but after some time thing like this happen:
> Error reading file \usr\mail\Vanja\Attach\att11.eml. Got 0 bytes
> Didn't get entire file. size=2210, nread=0
> 2210 ( 69.6 kb/s) \usr\mail\Vanja\Attach\att11.eml
> 2732 ( 70.2 kb/s) \usr\mail\Vanja\Attach\att12.eml
> Error reading file \usr\mail\Vanja\Attach\att13.eml. Got 0 bytes
> Didn't get entire file. size=2305, nread=0
> 2305 ( 57.7 kb/s) \usr\mail\Vanja\Attach\att13.eml
> And it goes on and on. On 350Mb of data, I get around 250 errors. Not to
> mention that 100 of those 250 are *critical* (for me) files :)
> I tried to modify the blocksize (using -Tcb <value> <filename>) but the
> only difference is that errors start happening earler or later. And always
> at same place, when using same blocksize.
> Does anybody know what could be the problem?
Speaking from a position of almost complete ignorance: you *have*
checked to see that you're not filling up your disk partition, right?
Or your disk quota, assuming you have one? :-)
Out, damned spot!
Out, spot, out!
-- Shakespeare for First Grade
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