I have a problem running incremental backups at the end of an incremental backup I get the following failure notes:

Contents of file /share/backup/vserver/pc/localhost/XferLOG.bad.z, modified 2014-07-13 01:43:55 (Extracting only Errors)

Running: /usr/bin/sudo /tar/tarCreate -v -f - -C / --totals --newer=2014-07-10 09:49:19 --exclude=./backups --exclude=./sys --exclude=./proc --exclude=./dev --exclude=./share --exclude=swapfile* --exclude=./var/lib/zarafa/index --exclude=./var/lib/mysql .

incr backup started back to 2014-07-10 09:49:19 (backup #1) for directory /

Xfer PIDs are now 14190,14189

/bin/tar: Option --after-date: Treating date `2014-07-10' as 2014-07-10 00:00:00

/bin/tar: 09\:49\:19: Cannot stat: No such file or directory

[ skipped 10072 lines ]

/bin/tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors

Tar exited with error 512 () status

[ skipped 266 lines ]

tarExtract: Done: 0 errors, 95 filesExist, 8033050 sizeExist, 7537215 sizeExistComp, 572 filesTotal, 149075059 sizeTotal

Got fatal error during xfer (Tar exited with error 512 () status)

Backup aborted (Tar exited with error 512 () status)


My tarCreate is    

 #!/bin/sh -f

 exec /bin/tar -c $*


Why is tar looking for the directory with backslash before the colon?


Best regards Andy.