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Re: [rdiff-backup-users] strange read-only file error

From: Luciano Rocha
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] strange read-only file error
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2010 17:43:45 +0200

On Jun 22, 2010, at 5:40 PM, Alex Pounds wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 21, 2010 at 07:27:28AM -0400, Eric Beversluis wrote:
>> I'm getting this huge set of error messages, most of which I don't
>> understand. There's a "read-only file system" line which seems to be
>> intelligible but I have no idea why it appears. 
> I hope I'm not teaching you to suck eggs, but filesystems are often
> remounted read-only automatically if the OS encounters errors while
> writing. It sounds like that happened to your drive mid-backup, and that's
> why rebooting fixed it – it got mounted as normal as part of the boot
> process.

.gvfs is a fuse mount point. Only the user that mounted it has permission to 
access it. Not even root does.

So, while your point is valid for standard filesystems, there's no need to 
scare for this instance. :D


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