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Old 01-17-2019, 12:38 PM   #1
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Can anyone explain this odd message from fsarchiver


Normally fsarchiver runs silently apart from the statistics report at the end. I just used it to archive a partition and got this funny warning:
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filesys.c#131,devcmp(): Warning: node for device [/dev/block/8] does not exist in /dev/
In fact the /dev/block directory does contain an entry for sda8 (8:8). sda itself is 8:0. And the actual archive process terminated without errors. So what does the warning mean? I couldn't find anything like it on duckduckgo.
 
Old 01-17-2019, 02:13 PM   #2
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Maybe it has the wrong permissions(?) - about all I can think of just now.

Edit: As it's only a 'Warning:' no harm will come from it.

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Old 01-17-2019, 05:07 PM   #3
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If you look in /dev, sda and partitions such as sda1 are there, but they are locked, likely because they are mounted.
 
Old 01-18-2019, 02:44 AM   #4
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fsarchiver will not, by default, archive a partition that is mounted read-write. You can force it to but it's not recommended because of the possibility of corruption. You can archive a read-only partition. This partition was not mounted at all. There was no reason to have it mounted.
 
Old 01-19-2019, 10:02 AM   #5
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Today I archived /dev/sda5 (LFS) onto the same usb stick, mounted in the same place, and got the same funny warning. So it obviously refers to the usb stick and not the target partition. OK, it's only a warning and the "default action" for warnings is to ignore them, but it still irritates me. I'd really like to know what causes it and what it means.
 
  


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