odd luckyBackup behavior: IO error -- skipping file deletion

Questions about applications and software
Forum rules

odd luckyBackup behavior: IO error -- skipping file deletion

Postby dimbulb1024 on Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:28 am

This could be a bug, but I wanted to throw it out there first for input.

When running luckyBackup as super user, the delete file function fails with these two messages:
Code: Select all
IO error encountered -- skipping file deletion

Code: Select all
rsync error: some files/attrs were not transferred (see previous errors) (code 23) at main.c(1070) [sender=3.0.8]

When I run it in as a regular user, luckyBackup deletes files just fine.

According to http://wpkg.org/Rsync_exit_codes the 23 error code is "Partial transfer due to error." (Which really doesn't tell me anything.)

If it was the other way around, that would make sense to me. I would take it as the regular user probably didn't have the permissions to delete the files. With the super user throwing this error, that confuses me.

Any thoughts?

By the way, I am using LMDE Gnome and this occurs on two separate machines.
Human beings,
who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others,
are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
Douglas Adams
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 8
Joined: Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:47 pm
Location: Denver, CO

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.

Re: odd luckyBackup behavior: IO error -- skipping file dele

Postby mads on Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:53 am

Isn't this a safety mechanism? According to the manual:
If the sending side (source) detects any I/O errors, then the deletion of any files at the destination will be automatically disabled. This is to prevent temporary filesystem failures (such as NFS errors) on the sending side causing a massive deletion of files on the destination. You can override this with the --ignore-errors option.
User avatar
Level 6
Level 6
Posts: 1302
Joined: Wed Nov 03, 2010 3:44 pm

Re: odd luckyBackup behavior: IO error -- skipping file dele

Postby xenopeek on Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:45 am

Moved here by moderator
User avatar
Level 23
Level 23
Posts: 18199
Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2011 3:58 am
Location: The Netherlands

Return to Software & Applications

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests