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?
It looks like you're backing up your entire system on the root partition. Remove /archive/full-backup*, then backup on a partition with enough free diskspace. Be more selective with what you really want to backup, and make sure there is enough space on the drive you choose to store the backup on. There is no need to backup anything but: The config files you've modified, user data (/home and mailboxes) and logfiles - the latter only if you need to debug. Normally, the system will backup some of these files in /var/backups. The rest is recreated on install or when you installworld. Cheers, Erik -- Ph: +34.666334818 web: http://www.locolomo.org X.509 Certificate: http://www.locolomo.org/crt/8D03551FFCE04F0C.crt Key ID: 69:79:B8:2C:E3:8F:E7:BE:5D:C3:C3:B1:74:62:B8:3F:9F:1F:69:B9
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