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Old 12-15-2005, 12:03 PM   #1
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Webmin simple backup fails

I have a single RedHat 7.3 server that I need to backup maybe once a week. I can get around in Linux, but am not very good, yet...Anyways, I created a share on my Windows machine and gave everyone Full permissions. On the RH server, I created a directory called "backup" and them successfully mounted my Windows share to it. On the Linux box I can access the share using my mount point and create files in there with no problmes. However, when I create a test backup in Webmin by trying to just backup my personal home directory on the Linux box (/home/myusername), this is what I get...

Performing backup of /home/sdrew to /backup ..

DUMP: Date of this level 0 dump: Thu Dec 15 10:03:01 2005
DUMP: Dumping /dev/sda5 (/ (dir home/sdrew)) to /backup
DUMP: Added inode 8 to exclude list (journal inode)
DUMP: Added inode 7 to exclude list (resize inode)
DUMP: Label: /
DUMP: mapping (Pass I) [regular files]
DUMP: mapping (Pass II) [directories]
DUMP: estimated 867 tape blocks.
DUMP: Cannot open output "/backup".
DUMP: fopen on /dev/tty fails: No such device or address
DUMP: The ENTIRE dump is aborted.

.. backup failed!

any help is much appreciated!
Old 12-16-2005, 05:22 AM   #2
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Dump probably is struggling with the permissions on the Windows Share. Can you just copy everything locally from the share to the Linux box, then backup from there?
Old 12-16-2005, 11:12 AM   #3
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Other way around.....I want to backup my Linux box to the windows share. Also, the Linux box has a tape drive that I could do a dump to, but are there any directories that I CANT backup? This server is a simple file server and Apach server that runs a couple small internal web based applications....thanks.
Old 12-16-2005, 11:32 AM   #4
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Ok, well I am successfully dumping some directories to the tape device with no problem, so I'll just use that. How can I view the contentes of a dump to tape? I just want to be able to check now and then to be sure that the appropriate files I need are getting backed up...Thanks.


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