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Old 10-11-2003, 05:00 PM   #1
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Tar archive issues

I am setting up a backup linux machine to work over samba to backup files from a windows machine.

Script that i am using:

# full and incr backup script
# created 27 Sep 99
# Based on a script by Daniel O'Callaghan <>

#Change the 5 variables below to fit your computer/backup

COMPUTER=york_backup # name of this computer
DIRECTORIES=/mnt/york/e/photography/fall2003 # directoris to backup
BACKUPDIR=/bkup/york/e/Photographyfall2003 # where to store the backups
TIMEDIR=/bkup/york/e/Photography # where to store time of full backup
TAR=/bin/tar # name and locaction of tar

#You should not have to change anything below here

DOW=`date +%a` # Day of the week e.g. Mon
DOM=`date +%d` # Date of the Month e.g. 27
DM=`date +%d%b` # Date and Month e.g. 27Sep

# On the 1st of the month a permanet full backup is made
# Every Sunday a full backup is made - overwriting last Sundays backup
# The rest of the time an incremental backup is made. Each incremental
# backup overwrites last weeks incremental backup of the same name.
# if NEWER = "", then tar backs up all files in the directories
# otherwise it backs up files newer than the NEWER date. NEWER
# gets it date from the file written every Sunday.

if [ $DOM = "01" ]; then # monthly full backup

if [ $DOW = "Sat" ]; then # weekly full backup
NOW=`date +%d-%b`
echo $NOW > $TIMEDIR/$COMPUTER-full-date #update full backup date

else #make incremental backup - overwrite last weeks
NEWER="--newer `cat $TIMEDIR/$COMPUTER-full-date`" #get date of last full backup

Here is the output :

[root@york_backup scripts]# ./
tar: Removing leading `/' from member names
tar: /mnt/york/e/photography/fall2003/2003-7-16_SMNP_p1r3f4_FINAL.psd: file changed as we read it
mnt/york/e/photography/fall2003/2003summer_001 FINAL.psd
mnt/york/e/photography/fall2003/2003summer_007 FINAL.psd
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
[root@york_backup scripts]#

The first file no matter which folder i backup always has '...: file changed as we read it" (its not being access)

Why do i get the "tar: Erro exit delayed from previous errors"
What does it mean?

Old 10-12-2003, 05:14 AM   #2
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" file changed as we read it" is showing up on about a dozen of the files. The files are only shared under a directory that i know the password to. Why would linux be showing that the file is being read that is on a windox box?


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