Problem creating image from system

I am having an issue with creating an image from a VPS --- I start to create the image, it goes along fine, then it dies when trying to compress the image, saying:

Compressing filesystem image ..
Failed to link filesystem image for copying :


Any idea what might be going wrong there?



Howdy -- hmm, that's an unusual error!

I think we may need Jamie's help with that one, but he's unfortunately traveling at the moment and it may take him a bit before he's able to respond. He's still checking in, just not as frequently as usual.

In the meantime, I'm going to do some Googling to see if I can identify what that error might mean, just in case I manage to stumble into a solution before he's available.

Never mind--- I found the problem. /var was filling up on the Cloudmin master. A little disk cleaning and everything works fine again.

Ah, I'm glad to hear you were able to correct it, thanks for letting us know what was wrong!

And now I'll know what that error means next time it comes up. Thanks again!

Likely the ln command failed due to lack of disk space.