[Box Backup] Strange backup corruption

Ben Summers boxbackup at fluffy.co.uk
Wed Jan 3 08:03:29 GMT 2007


On 2 Jan 2007, at 22:39, booger at post.pl wrote:

> Witam,
>
>>>  2. How to prevent generation of so large file by bbstored?
>
>> Don't use dodgy hard discs which corrupt your data.
>
> I   don't  think  it's  hardware  problem.  Hard  disk  is  new,  100%
> error-free,  400GB  Seagate.  Even  large test files which I write and
> read are ok.
>
> Every  other  boxbackup account backups and restores ok. So I think it
> is something with data being backuped - is it possible that there is a
> loop  in  backuped  filesystem (hard or soft link) and boxbackup loops
> itself?

No, links are not used in bbstored. And that wouldn't cause your  
problem anyway.

If it's not a dodgy disc, then it's dodgy filesystem code in your OS  
kernel. Userland programs cannot mess up a filesystem to create files  
which are larger than the disc they're writing to.

Ben








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