#23 Backup fails on only SOME servers

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nobody
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2012-12-07
2002-12-12
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Using the latest production release, I built the software
with all the right libraries, makes, etc.
The directories were then tar'd up and copied to other
servers.
Everything is Solaris 8, with recent patches.
On 7 servers, the software works just fine.
But on 2 others, the backup gets to 6 files and then just
hangs, loses contact, breaks the pipe and bombs.
It is consistently after the 6th file!
There is nothing different about these 2 machines from
the 7 which work.
HELP!!! it's driving me crazy! :-(

Discussion

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    By gradually excluding files, I found the problem lies in the
    depths of the /usr/openwin/server/etc/XpConfig directory.
    I still don't know why. It surely cannot be related to the
    depth problem reported elsewhere, since it does not happen
    on other similar servers. Anyway, this exclude is a fix,and the
    files down there do not change, so a regular backup is not
    really important.