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Re: [Duplicity-talk] Number of Files Limit?

From: Bob Smither
Subject: Re: [Duplicity-talk] Number of Files Limit?
Date: Sun, 04 Jul 2010 11:06:43 -0500

On Sun, 2010-07-04 at 09:44 -0500, Kenneth Loafman wrote:
> Bob,
> This has come up several times before.  There's no built in limit to the
> number of files open, however, I suspect you're running into the system
> limit which defaults to a very low 2048.  In order to test this out, try
> this command:
>   $ sudo -i ulimit -n 32768


Thanks for the quick reply Ken!

I may have figured it out.  I tried the ulimit -n 32768 command and it
still failed.

The problem directory is named /music - which is a symbolic link
to /hdX1/music.  Apparently it is the symbolic link causing the issue.
If I specify /hdX1/music, the backup works.

Interesting that /music/<sbu-directory> works just fine (using the

What appeared to be happening if I just tried to backup /music is it
saves the link.  The source file size was reported as 11 bytes - the
length of '/hdX1/music'.

Is this a known issue?  The docs say that symbolic links are supported.
Am I still missing something?


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