From: Nils Breunese (Lemonbit) <nils@le...> - 2009-02-24 14:17:02
Sometimes I notice BackupPC stops doing backups. BackupPC doesn't send
out any notifications about this. The BackupPC daemon is running, but
when I stop it and try to start it again, it suddenly complains about
not being able to create the test hardlink.
# service backuppc status
BackupPC (pid 22421) is running...
# service backuppc stop
Shutting down BackupPC: [ OK ]
# service backuppc start
Starting BackupPC: 2009-02-24 15:10:00 Can't create a test hardlink
between a file in /mnt/backup/pc and /mnt/backup/cpool. Either these
are different file systems, or this file system doesn't support
hardlinks, or these directories don't exist, or there is a permissions
problem, or the file system is out of inodes or full. Use df, df -i,
and ls -ld to check each of these possibilities. Quitting...
After an fsck run BackupPC will start again. Of course I don't expect
BackupPC to do backups on a filesystem that has problems, but I also
don't like that it just sits there silently and doesn't warn me of
this condition. Could this somehow be improved?