Tape backup using tar
davem at iabyn.com
Thu Aug 4 15:14:48 UTC 2005
On Thu, Aug 04, 2005 at 04:06:37PM +0100, Stuart Bailey wrote:
> This is a 72Gb tape drive, and it is reporting 'no space left on
> device' after backing up just 2048 bytes.
This is most commonly caused by using the wrong device name - so rather
than writing to a device, tar just creates some plain file under /dev and
populates it until /dev becomes full.
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