LinuxQuestions.org
Support LQ: Use code LQ3 and save $3 on Domain Registration
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 01-23-2007, 02:42 AM   #1
thuggette18
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2007
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
tar: exit delayed from previous errors


Hi guys,

Can you please tell me what's going on?

I am backing up a server using tar command.
Until I got this error.


tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

Is my backup successful?

Help!!!

Thanks
 
Old 01-23-2007, 04:28 AM   #2
reeseslover531
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2005
Distribution: Fedora Core 5
Posts: 64

Rep: Reputation: 15
well I don't think your backup is successful. Is this tar incrementing on top of another tar? if it is it looks like one of your previous tars failed or somehow didn't work correctly.
 
Old 01-23-2007, 05:41 AM   #3
colucix
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Bologna
Distribution: CentOS 6.5 OpenSuSE 12.3
Posts: 10,509

Rep: Reputation: 1976Reputation: 1976Reputation: 1976Reputation: 1976Reputation: 1976Reputation: 1976Reputation: 1976Reputation: 1976Reputation: 1976Reputation: 1976Reputation: 1976
It probably refers to a child process of tar (e.g. gzip if you're using -z option), which exits with an exit code not equal 0. I would not trust a backup after this kind of error...!
 
Old 03-09-2007, 10:19 AM   #4
trsocp
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2007
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Check your file permissions

I always get this when I've chmod'ed a file such that it cant be read i.e. chmod 000 file_name... Simply make it readable and the tar error goes away.

Last edited by trsocp; 03-09-2007 at 10:20 AM.
 
Old 03-12-2007, 06:23 AM   #5
thuggette18
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2007
Posts: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
whoah..
thank you all for replying

trsocp, i will be applying your solution the next time I backup.
i'll let you know if it'll work.

thanks again..
 
Old 03-12-2007, 07:16 AM   #6
thuggette18
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2007
Posts: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
whoah..
thank you all for replying

trsocp, i will be applying your solution the next time I backup.
i'll let you know if it'll work.

thanks again..
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors menator Linux - Newbie 13 12-19-2013 07:43 PM
Errors and warnings when I exit X cragwolf Slackware 5 09-01-2004 02:52 AM
tar error "Error exit delayed from previous errors" skdevnath Linux - General 1 03-05-2004 02:06 PM
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors madenan Linux - Software 0 08-06-2003 03:38 PM
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors x2000koh Programming 3 05-09-2003 05:38 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:44 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration