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Old 01-11-2007, 12:00 PM   #1
Registered: Oct 2004
Location: bergen, norway
Distribution: OpenSuSe (SuSe 10.1), Win XP Pro
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yast system backup tool - badly configured...!?

i wonder if i "misconfigured" the system backup tool in yast. as stated here i ran it for half an hour ago to make a system backup from my notebook hdd to my new external hdd. i went into all the options (including "advanced") to make sure that any file written will be written on the external hdd, not on my notebook. before that, i had copied my audio-files to the same place, which resulted in "free space" on my notebook jumping from 90mb (!) to >10gb. now i had to abort the backup since space on my hdd shrunk to 3,4gb again. but even after aborting, the available size on my harddisc is becoming less and less, right now it's 2,5gb left - and i have already moved some additional gb over to the external hdd.

what is going wrong here!? shouldn't "abort" mean "abort everything"? am i soon not able anymore to use my linux-partition? my /tmp folder contains only 70mb of data, so i don't know where the backup-program is writing now.

best regards
ungua, a little bit afraid...

edit: in kfreedisk (instead of konqueror's "sysinfo" that i use usually) "debugfs" and "udev" appear as drives. what are they!? => screenshot.

edit 2: i found a folder "sdb1" on my reiserfs-partition that obviously was the result of my attempt to copy the backup to media:/sdb1. i removed the "media:/" part since the backup-program wouldn't accept the full address line. so how do i run a backup exclusively on my external hdd? i went root to delete the folder "sdb1" and have now about 10gb space available again...

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