On Saturday, 19 August 2006 at 18:55:02 -0500, W. D. wrote: > How do I get out of this mess? > > gzip: stdout: No space left on device > Broken pipe > > df > Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Avail Capacity Mounted on > /dev/da0s1a 99183 98644 -7395 108% / > > I tried to do a backup: > > cd / > mkdir archive > tar -zcvpf /archive/full-backup-`date '+%Y-%B-%d'`.tar.gz --directory / > --exclude=mnt --exclude=proc --exclude=archive --exclude=cache . > > What did I do wrong, and how to fix it and do it right?
Without knowing what your file system hierarchy is, it's a very good bet that you've written your backup archive to the root file system. This could happen even if you have a file system /archive and you haven't mounted it, and it won't go away if you do mount it; you'll have to remove the partial archive first. That's a *very* small root file system, BTW. Greg -- When replying to this message, please copy the original recipients. If you don't, I may ignore the reply or reply to the original recipients. For more information, see http://www.lemis.com/questions.html See complete headers for address and phone numbers.
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