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Old 03-15-2004, 07:58 PM   #1
renton
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Unhappy Backup nightmare - segmentation fault


Hello.

I was happily backing up some photos from one Suse 9.0 machine to another using scp and as the files were zooming away in the terminal, it suddenly stopped and "segmentation fault" comes up with no other explanation

The machine I was backing up to has 2 hard drives. One 40Gb formatted 50% Suse 9.0 and 50% win98SE and one 80Gb data drive with a linux filesystem (reiser I think, although I don't really know what I'm talking about ). I was scp'ing to the 80Gb drive which is called /hdd2.

The end looked like this:

IMG_1011.JPG 100% 1283KB 0.0KB/s 00:00
IMG_1012.JPG 0% 0 0.0KB/s --:-- ETAS
egmentation fault
blah@blah:/home>

Most disconcerting.

Be hugely grateful for any ideas. Thanks.
 
Old 03-15-2004, 08:44 PM   #2
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if things work sometimes and not others then usually a segfault is hardware related, overheating, bad hdd, bad ram, or your computer is just having a rough day and telling you just where to put those pictures and it doesnt mean on the other hdd, if the error can be re-created then we have a problem and a basis for further investigation, have you tried it again? also, try omitting the picture that didnt finish getting transferred and see if that helps
 
Old 03-15-2004, 10:50 PM   #3
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Segmentation fault is I believe misuse of RAM one app into the RAM allocation of another app.
 
Old 03-16-2004, 09:41 AM   #4
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Thanks a lot for the suggestions,

I tried repeating the operation and this time it went much further and then just stopped. No explanation or anything - it didn't even give me back a prompt. I tried again and this time it froze at a different place and the system completely froze me out. I had to restart the machine from which I was scp'ing

It hasn't said segmentation fault again so far, it just stops
 
Old 03-16-2004, 05:04 PM   #5
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i fear for your hardware, set up temperature monitoring on both machines, can you still use both after the operation stops? perhaps you are overloading your network, make sure that everything is proper within your network, try sending the files to a different drive on the other computer if you have one
 
  


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