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Backup script to network drive file io problem

I have a very simple backup script which runs every night


save_date=`date +%Y%m%d`



cd /srv

tar –cvf $filename ./*

gzip $filename



Works a dandy… except that about 3 days a week it doesn’t do the zip step and I end up with a rather large tar file and a message in my mail saying File Input/Output Error


Does anyone know what may cause this? The remote box is a windows box (NTFS partition) if that matters.


I’m assuming I’ll just tar/zip locally then copy over, but I’d prefer to do it on the remote drive if that’s possible.

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