Coda File System

problems with truncated backups

From: Steve Simitzis <>
Date: Wed, 21 May 2003 01:03:19 -0700

i am attempting to use the backup system for the first time, and i'm
having troubles.

it looks like the backups are successful, according to SrvLog:

00:48:53 NewDump: file /vice/backup/7f000005.1000006.newlist volnum 7f000005 id 1000007 parent 1000006
00:48:55 S_VolNewDump:  volume dump succeeded

i looked inside /vice/backup/7f000005.1000006.newlist and it indicates
a level 0 backup, and it is sufficiently long, packed with vnodes and
long lists of numbers that i assume are correct.

on the backup machine, i see this:

00:48:53 Dumping 7f000005.1000006 to /usr/backup/21May2003/ ...
00:48:55                Transferred 4902360 bytes


91 /usr/backup/21May2003: sg4> ls -l
total 1512
-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root       511998 May 21 00:48

as you can see, the actual file is much less than 4902360 bytes!

every backup i've tried turns out to be right around the same size
(512000 bytes), even though the correct amount of data is reported as

there is also this one, which seems to be an odd case:

00:48:55 Dumping 7f000004.1000005 to /usr/backup/21May2003/ ...
00:56:58                Transferred -1753755496 bytes

-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root       150061 May 21 00:56

i have followed the instructions quite closely, and i've been certain
to specify a full backup rather than an incremental. there is plenty
of disk space in the backup filesystem, so i'm at a loss as to why
it's not actually creating the backups.


steve simitzis : /sim' - i - jees/
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Received on 2003-05-21 04:07:57