On Sun, 2005-09-11 at 21:53 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: > I have a SATA hard disk in my machine, and recently installed a 200gb Seagate > IDE hard drive in it to use as backup. I want to use rsync to backup my home > directory to this machine. I used mkfs.ext3 to format the drive as ext3, and > mounted the drive (mount -text3 /dev/hdc /bkup). I then made a directory > /bkup/ric with the appropriate permissions, and then I tried to begin using > rsync to copy my home directory to the drive: > rsync -av /home/ric /bkup > This failed, and I got several error messages of the form: > rsync: recv_generator: mkdir "/bkup/ric/samba" failed: Read-only file system (30) > rsync: stat "/bkup/ric/samba" failed: No such file or directory (2) > rsync error: some files could not be transferred (code 23) at main.c(789) > Upon restart, the drive would not mount. fsck gave me: > /dev/hdc contains a file system with errors, check forced. > Pass 1: Checking inodes, blocks, and sizes > Eventually it gave hundreds of errors that needed to be fixed. So I > reformatted the drive with mkfs.ext3 and tried again, with the same results. > > I then tried using "cp -r --preserve" to transfer the larger directories over, > which worked; upon restart the drive was mounted, and fsck reported no > problems. So I tried to rsync the rest of my home directory to it, and got the > same errors. I tried this whole procedure a couple of times, with the same > results. I seem to be able to copy files over using cp, but not using rsync. > I did notice that mkfs.ext3 made a directory "lost+found" which I have never > noticed before. > > I was wondering if anyone had any ideas of what I'm doing wrong. I tried > this using both sarge and sid (I have a dual boot machine). Thanks, Does tar succeed as well? -- ----------------------------------------------------------------- Ron Johnson, Jr. Temporarily not of Jefferson, LA USA PGP Key ID 8834C06B I prefer encrypted mail. "It's springtime for Hitler, and Germany..."
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