[ubuntu-uk] Copying files from a reiser3 partition to LVM problem

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Fri Jun 20 23:44:44 BST 2008

Mark Allison wrote:
> Hi there,
> I have a frustrating issue.

> I am trying to copy all files from /var/lib/backuppc_old to
> /var/lib/backuppc. When I copy the files, the /var/lib/backuppc
> partition always fills up although it is 100GB bigger. I don't
> understand why. /var/lib/backuppc_old is resierfs 3.6.19 set at
> defaults when created. /var/lib/backuppc is an LVM partition and I
> have tried creating ext3, reiser3 and xfs on the logical volume - but
> they all fill up before the copy is complete.
> Can anyone explain what's going on? I've spent hours and hours and
> hours on this problem.

I had this a couple of years back on a Linux backup server which I used 
to copy PC backups to.  Turns out it was because it was full of little 
files they took up lots of room.  Not sure if you have lots of smaller 
files on your disc that could be doing this.  Could you try tarring 
everything into one big tar file to see if it does the same thing?


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