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Old 02-04-2004, 03:29 PM   #1
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Problem creating tar.gz archive - File changed as we read it


I archive our files at work by making a tar.gz file. While it's going I get this output in my terminal:

tar: animal/63/118.jpg: file changed as we read it
tar: animal/79/62.jpg: file changed as we read it
tar: animal/467/65.jpg: file changed as we read it
tar: animal/292/81.jpg: file changed as we read it
tar: animal/60/83.jpg: file changed as we read it
tar: animal/387/94.jpg: file changed as we read it
....etc.........

Should I be worried. The files in question are shared across our network but I am the only person here and there is definately nobody else accessing them. Our internet connection was also off at the time.

Are my files corrupt?

Thanks

Doctorwebbox
 
Old 02-04-2004, 05:59 PM   #2
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My understanding is that smbfs "opens" the file
for reading, and thus during the backup changes
the access-time which tar then interprets as a
modification of the file. If you can verify that the
two files (the original and the one in the archive)
have identical contents (md5sum) you can just
ignore the "error".


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