I have a very simple backup script which runs every night
tar –cvf $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.