[CentOS] Another Tar stopper

Will McDonald wmcdonald at gmail.com
Tue Sep 12 14:40:11 UTC 2006

On 12/09/06, Barry L. Kline <blkline at attglobal.net> wrote:
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> Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> > So I switched over to init 3 and ran the tar process from the text session.
> >
> > Still got this error.
> >
> > How do I figure out what is wrong and how do I find any similar
> > show-stoppers?
> >
> That error is frequently caused by a lock or with the file changing
> while being backed up.  Use the verbose option with tar, then scan down
> through the log to find out what happened.   If you have a non-fatal
> error early on in the execution of tar you'll receive notice of it at
> the end of execution.

I'd send STDOUT and STDERR to separate logs for brevity's sake.
Something like...

tar czvf $destfile $tobetarred > /tmp/tarlog.std 2> /tmp/tarlog.err


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