I have been testing some backup procedures and they all blow up when they get to the Virtual Box, Windows XP directory, the .vdi file.
The file is 5.0Gb and I need to make something bigger so I can make a copy of that one file.
Apparently all files go through >media to get to their ultimate destination so, how can I expand whatever it is that I need to expand.
Glory be, but I think that you are mistaken, and I hope you are not.
I am thinking that var>run>media is either used temporarily or checked for space before the copying begins.
On my PC it has 1.2 Gb of space, the external HDD has 90Gb free.
I even tried a simple copy within Dolphin of the 5gb file and it only gets so far when it stops.
I will try it from the command line tomorrow to see what’s up.
The 1.2 is free space on either var, run, or maybe media. As I was stepping through the tree with Dolphin, that is the number I saw.
I used Grsync initially, then after I reviewed the error report and saw that the 5gb got skipped, I tried it again in Dolphin. Another error.
question. When I tried Dolphin, I had a split screen, 5gb on the left, USB HDD on the right, click and drag, and that did not work. I don’t remember the error message but I am pretty sure it was about not enuf space.
Would Dolphin let me do that if USB HDD were not mounted ?
The USB HDD is a Fat 32 format but I can make it whatever I want.
What do you suggest ?
The losing permissions is startling.
Install luckybackup, connect the external HDD and create a profile where all desired files and folders will be copied to the external HDD. You can reuse that every time. Or create a rule where this HDD gets mounted on /backupdisk or something alike.
I tried running again from Kconsole and got this: As you can see, there is plenty of room on USB-HDD (green lines), yet it failed due to lack of space (red lines).
I do not know what the error code 22 are, and they are on insignificant files so not so improtant other than it might happen on crucial files, so it needs research.
Also, some of the switches in rsync cause me trouble. I need to read more so as to have files that retain their original status as to ownership, priviliges, etc.
Kinda weird that that is not the default.
Another commenter said that a Windows file type would lose some features, and then I just read that FAT 32 has a 4gb file size limit.
Thanks chief !!!
TADA, there is the problem.
Ok, solved, now what format should I use ?
linux-qq35:/home # df
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
devtmpfs 1882136 8 1882128 1% /dev
tmpfs 1898412 4080 1894332 1% /dev/shm
tmpfs 1898412 3776 1894636 1% /run
/dev/sda6 20641788 8422600 11170616 43% /
tmpfs 1898412 0 1898412 0% /sys/fs/cgroup
tmpfs 1898412 3776 1894636 1% /var/lock
tmpfs 1898412 3776 1894636 1% /var/run
/dev/sda7 311830312 21702032 289177880 7% /home
**/dev/sdd1 117162560 13469216 103693344 12% /run/media/hexdump/6CC2-7168
/dev/sdd1 117162560 13469216 103693344 12% /var/run/media/hexdump/6CC2-7168**
/dev/sdc1 15617104 40680 15576424 1% /run/media/hexdump/openSUSE 12.3 KDE Live
/dev/sdc1 15617104 40680 15576424 1% /var/run/media/hexdump/openSUSE 12.3 KDE Live
linux-qq35:/home # rsync -v -r hexdump /var/run/media/hexdump/6CC2-7168/h1 >1.txt
rsync: mkstemp "/var/run/media/hexdump/6CC2-7168/h1/hexdump/..xsession-errors-:1.HQTFPc" failed: Invalid argument (22)
rsync: mkstemp "/var/run/media/hexdump/6CC2-7168/h1/hexdump/.kde4/share/apps/amarok/albumcovers/cache/.28@script_NULL_Download failed :(_cover.png.cxSHUU" failed: Invalid argument (22)
rsync: mkstemp "/var/run/media/hexdump/6CC2-7168/h1/hexdump/.kde4/share/apps/amarok/albumcovers/cache/.28@script_pursuit _Bangs, John Kendrick. "Pursuit of the House-Boat, The"_cover.png.q4wYqX" failed: Invalid argument (22)
rsync: mkstemp "/var/run/media/hexdump/6CC2-7168/h1/hexdump/.kde4/share/apps/amarok/albumcovers/cache/.28@script_pursuit _Tozer, Aiden Wilson. "Pursuit of God, The"_cover.png.AFBDYZ" failed: Invalid argument (22)
rsync: mkstemp "/var/run/media/hexdump/6CC2-7168/h1/hexdump/.local/share/local-mail/trash/new/.1376772130.R498.linux-qq35.site:2,S.zIZB9g" failed: Invalid argument (22)
rsync: writefd_unbuffered failed to write 4 bytes to socket [sender]: Broken pipe (32)
**rsync: write failed on "/var/run/media/hexdump/6CC2-7168/h1/hexdump/VirtualBox VMs/Windows XP/Windows XP.vdi": File too large (27)
rsync error: error in file IO (code 11) at receiver.c(326) [receiver=3.0.9]**
rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (180990 bytes received so far) [sender]
rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(605) [sender=3.0.9]