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

From: Patrick Nagel
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] strange read-only file error
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2010 15:10:34 +0800
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Hi Eric,

On 2010-06-21 19:39, Eric Beversluis wrote:
> Well I rebooted and then it ran fine. Does that mean it is _necessary_
> to run rdiff-backup with a "clean" boot, or does anyone have some other
> explanation for the errors I got?
> Thanks
> On Mon, 2010-06-21 at 07:27 -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'm plugging in my
>> external HDD the same way I did last time, when rdiff-backup ran fine,
>> and the 'mount' command shows this for the backup file system,
>> "/dev/sdb1 on /media/b080d187-ad00-4b4a-9721-fcbe5e839827 type ext3
>> (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=devkit)"--ie, it's presumably mounted 'rw'.
>> Here's the whole set of messages (I tried to run the rdiff-backup twice
>> and got slightly different results, but no success.) Hopefully someone
>> can help me on this.

I had this kind of "read-only file system" errors recently. Then I
noticed that the 3.5" external USB drive was not plugged in properly,
and had lost power during the backup.

Maybe that's what happened during your backup? Or the connection to the
drive was lost in some other way?


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