[Novalug] Still a Problem: re: full root partition problem
macoafi at gmail.com
Fri Oct 17 16:55:10 EDT 2008
On Fri, 2008-10-17 at 12:54 -0400, Roger W. Broseus wrote:
> First, thanks to Peter, Anthony and Joh, especially for the instructive
> pointers about pointers in /proc.
> Please bear with me in this "learning experience."
> The backup was destined for an external drive so I don't think this was a
> matter of the dragon eating it's own tail. And, the files never showed-up
> on the external drive - not even in parts - I did periodic looks to see if
> anything was growing there. I'm guessing that, as others pointed out,
> there were tmp files in-process and that the backup job failed with space
> disappared (this was a BIG backup).
> I have not found any temp files that might have been left behind by an
> incomplete backup. More . . .
Hold on. Were you serious that you have /tmp actually on your hard
drive instead of as a ramdisk? Because everything probably goes
into /tmp and is cached there before writing to disk.
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