Solved

non-zero return status from tar

Posted on 2008-09-30
3
353 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
I get a return status of '1' after an apparently successful tar. Does anyone have any idea why? An errno of 1 is 'operation not permitted'. Here are the messages I get when running tar. None appear to imply "operation not permitted":

tar: Removing leading `/' from member names
tar: /var/log/backup/backup.080929: file changed as we read it
tar: /var/run/dbus/system_bus_socket: socket ignored
tar: /var/run/proftpd/proftpd.sock: socket ignored
tar: /var/run/acpid.socket: socket ignored
tar: /dev/gpmctl: socket ignored
tar: /dev/log: socket ignored
tar: Removing leading `/' from hard link targets
0
Comment
Question by:jmarkfoley
3 Comments
 
LVL 19

Accepted Solution

by:
jools earned 500 total points
ID: 22604184
The error is not zero because of the messages, they look like they are just warnings and can be ignored.

I guess the backup.080920 is your backup log file which is being updated as the backup is progressing.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:jmarkfoley
ID: 22612532
OK, I'll go with that.
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:mchkorg
ID: 22612623
too late, but maybe --ignore-fail-read would avoid your 2nd err msg (file changed while reading)
0

Featured Post

Use Case: Protecting a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

Microsoft Azure is rapidly becoming the norm in dynamic IT environments. This document describes the challenges that organizations face when protecting data in a hybrid cloud IT environment and presents a use case to demonstrate how Acronis Backup protects all data.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

A Bare Metal Image backup allows for the restore of an entire system to a similar or dissimilar hardware. They are highly useful for migrations and disaster recovery. Bare Metal Image backups support Full and Incremental backups. Differential backup…
Join Greg Farro and Ethan Banks from Packet Pushers (http://packetpushers.net/podcast/podcasts/pq-show-93-smart-network-monitoring-paessler-sponsored/) and Greg Ross from Paessler (https://www.paessler.com/prtg) for a discussion about smart network …
This tutorial will walk an individual through setting the global and backup job media overwrite and protection periods in Backup Exec 2012. Log onto the Backup Exec Central Administration Server. Examine the services. If all or most of them are stop…
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…

808 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question