[Box Backup] Strange backup corruption
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:
>>> 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
No, links are not used in bbstored. And that wouldn't cause your
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.
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