Backup fails again

silver.bullet at silver.bullet at
Sat Sep 26 17:32:45 UTC 2015

On Sat, 26 Sep 2015 17:41:40 +0200, Chas IRONS wrote:
>I tried the mkdir command suggested

My apologies, you misunderstood me. I wanted to point out, that you
asked the wrong question. Making this directory path or making this path
and at the end a file is possible, but doesn't help to solve the issue
you're experiencing. /tmp/ neither would be the right location for an
input, nor for an output file, it just could be used for temporary
files, created by a backup application, but if so, the app would do it

I don't know this GUI, but as already mentioned by Colin, add /tmp/ to
folders that should be ignored.

I suspect you want an install that is running backing up itself.
AFAIK Linux doesn't provide a tool to do this. FreeBSD for this purpose
provides the dump command. However, if you don't want to backup the
complete install, you can force an install making a backup of itself,
while it's running. To do this you need to exclude paths and files
that automatically will change their content while the system is
running. It's always better to backup a Linux that isn't running, using
another Linux, e.g. from a live media.


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