I have set up BackupPC on Kubuntu as a guest OS sitting on top of Windows XP using vmWare Server. Thus, my full set up is:
- Windows XP Prof
- vmWare Server
- Kubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron (as a guest OS in vmWare)
- virtual disk on a USB 320G disk
- Current backup directory: /var/lib/backuppc
- New backup directory: /mnt/myusbdrive/backuppc

I was able to do a test backup which went to the default set up of /var/lib/backuppc/pc

However, to have a proper set up I need to increase my disk space for the backup. I created a virtual disk that is sitting on the USB drive.

I created the folders under "/mnt/myusbdrive/backuppc" :
- pc
- cpool
- pool
- log

The permissions and ownership for each are:
- drwxr-xr-x  for pc, cpool, & pool
- drwxr-x---  for the log directory
- drwxr-x---  for the pc/leo directory

I stopped the backuppc process with "/etc/init.d/backuppc stop"

I then did a su to be the user backuppc and then navigated my way to "/mnt/myusbdrive/backuppc/pc"

Once in the folder, I executed the command, "/usr/share/backuppc/bin/BackupPC_tarPCCopy /var/lib/backuppc/pc | xvPf -"

Unfortunately, each time I have tried I receive the following error (for each and every file):
tar: ./leo/5/fZleo/attrib: Cannot hard link to `../pool/7/1/a/71a84edaf55c1badb085a7937fc09c15': No such file or directory

BTW, having a look at the folder, I can see that it has made the directories but no files. They have the "f" in front of each directory name.

I've looked around on the net, but either the answer is there and I can't see it from the trees, or ... well it's not.

I would appreciate any pointers on what I'm doing wrong.