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Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Strange "No space left on device"

From: Dominic Raferd
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Strange "No space left on device"
Date: Sat, 27 Apr 2019 10:51:57 +0100

On Sat, 27 Apr 2019 at 10:28, David Croll <address@hidden> wrote:

> Dear rdiff-backup people,
> Yesterday, a backup failed repeatedly. Error Number 28 - No space left
> on device. The backup stopped with a specific file, a Firefox cache file
> with a size of 0 bytes.
> But neither on the source nor on the destination drive, the space
> actually ran out. The backup drive (a 4 TB Seagate drive with ext4), had
> 75% free sectors and about 97% free inodes. The source drive uses ext4,
> too.
> As I have, out of impatience, deleted all increments to use my backup
> drive again, I cannot investigate further.
> Does anybody have an idea how this could happen?

I think it is likely that it ran out of tmp space. See
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