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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:
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IO error encountered -- skipping file deletion

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

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

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