Backup fail all the times

Asked by jpiebrig on 2010-07-13

Hello,

I am with Lucid 10.04 and I am a beginner. I have installed NSSBackup from Synaptic and the launchpad/nssbackup-team.ppa repository. I get version 0.2.1

I can get any bakcup because it always fails quite at the same moment :

I set NSSBackup like that :
General : No change
Inclure : No change
Exclure : Only var/cache suppressed
Destination : External USB HDD 2.5" (with 410 Go free space)
Schedule : No schedule

I save my profile and then I click on : Make a backup now

After a few minutes, the backup begins and I can see the file "files.tar.gz" growing until it reeches about 4 Go and then it stops and I get the following message :

(Not So) Simple Backup
[Default Profile]
An error occured during the backup :
Unable to make a proper backup. TAR terminated with errors.

Don't understand what happend.

Thanks

Jean-Pierre

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2010-07-14
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2010-07-13

Je la 13/07/2010 18:28-------- Origina mesa─Ło-------- jpiebrig skribis
(esperanto estas la unua internacia lingvo):
>
> New question #117615 on NSsbackup:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/nssbackup/+question/117615
>
> Hello,
>
> I am with Lucid 10.04 and I am a beginner. I have installed NSSBackup from Synaptic and the launchpad/nssbackup-team.ppa repository. I get version 0.2.1
>
> I can get any bakcup because it always fails quite at the same moment :
>
> I set NSSBackup like that :
> General : No change
> Inclure : No change
> Exclure : Only var/cache suppressed
> Destination : External USB HDD 2.5" (with 410 Go free space)
> Schedule : No schedule
>
> I save my profile and then I click on : Make a backup now
>
> After a few minutes, the backup begins and I can see the file "files.tar.gz" growing until it reeches about 4 Go and then it stops and I get the following message :
>
> (Not So) Simple Backup
> [Default Profile]
> An error occured during the backup :
> Unable to make a proper backup. TAR terminated with errors.
>
> Don't understand what happend.
>
> Thanks
>
> Jean-Pierre
I had the same problem, and solved it by setting the maximum file size
at 2 Go. In my case I save on a USB key, FAT32..... This problem is
due to file systeme limitations.

jpiebrig (jpiebrig-info) said : #2

Tahk you for that.
But where do I set up the file size,. I don't find anything in NSSBackup.

jpiebrig (jpiebrig-info) said : #3

Robert,

My file "files.tar.gz" should be about 40/45 Go after the backup, that is far over 4 Go
But you are thrue, I had a HDD which was formated in NTFS and I had not this problem.
May be I should save all that is in this HDD and formated it in NTFS.

Jean-Pierre

Jean-Peer Lorenz (peer.loz) said : #4

Use the configuration GUI. On the general settings page you can set the compression to None and select any desired split size.
HTH

jpiebrig (jpiebrig-info) said : #5

It is gray and I have no access to that settings

jpiebrig (jpiebrig-info) said : #6

Sorry Robert, I have found. Need to set to "no compression".

jpiebrig (jpiebrig-info) said : #7

I have formated my HDD in NTFS and there is no problem. The backup is not finish but "files.tar.gz" is about 25 Go and it is going on.

Thanks Robert.

jpiebrig (jpiebrig-info) said : #8

And also thanks Jean-Peer...