Error Backing up Virtual Servers

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#1 Wed, 01/10/2007 - 15:43
AdamStewart

Error Backing up Virtual Servers

I am unable to Backup any of my virtual Servers, I get this Error :

Starting backup of 1 domains to local file /Volumes/OtherBackups/VirtualServers/d20realms.com.tar.gz .. Creating backup for virtual server d20realms.com .. Copying virtual server configuration .. .. done Creating TAR file of home directory .. .. TAR failed! tar: /tmp/tar.md.TGrNLC: Cannot stat: No such file or directory tar: /tmp/tar.md.wYMgdW: Cannot stat: No such file or directory tar: /tmp/tar.md.FUvmYx: Cannot stat: No such file or directory tar: /tmp/tar.md.sitNL0: Cannot stat: No such file or directory tar: /tmp/tar.md.zVIdiF: Cannot stat: No such file or directory tar: /tmp/tar.md.t76XvG: Cannot stat: No such file or directory tar: /tmp/tar.md.cxgToj: Cannot stat: No such file or directory tar: /tmp/tar.md.Zg6trE: Cannot stat: No such file or directory tar: /tmp/tar.md.1U4zcp: Cannot stat: No such file or directory tar: /tmp/tar.md.E2YfWT: Cannot stat: No such file or directory tar: /tmp/tar.md.Maafvp: Cannot stat: No such file or directory tar: /tmp/tar.md.ElHWRN: Cannot stat: No such file or directory tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

Backup failed! See the progress output above for the reason why.

Anyone have any ideas? Thanks

Wed, 01/10/2007 - 15:45
AdamStewart

Sorry, Setup:
Mac OS X Server (10.4.7)
Webmin - 1.310
Virtualmin 3.32 GPL

Wed, 01/10/2007 - 15:58
Joe
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Looks like you don't have a /tmp directory. I would think this were odd, except you're running on Mac OS X, where odd is the norm. ;-)

You'll need to configure the backups to go somewhere other than /tmp, or create a /tmp directory. I'll reel Jamie into this thread, as he'll probably want to update the Mac OS X defaults such that Webmin doesn't try to use /tmp, if it doesn't exist by default.

So where does Mac OS X put temp files, by default?

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Wed, 01/10/2007 - 16:11
Joe
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That is an odd message .. and it is coming from the tar command, rather than from Virtualmin.

Does your system have a /tmp directory? My OS X box does..

If so, can you create a simple tar file with a command like :

tar cvzf ~/test.tar /private/etc

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Mon, 01/15/2007 - 07:29
AdamStewart

The Default Tmp Directory I do not know the Location.
But Each Virtual User / Server has a .Tmp folder in each Home directory.

Mon, 01/15/2007 - 10:29 (Reply to #5)
sgrayban

He means a global /tmp directory. It will be locate in the root of your system.

EG:
/root
/home
/tmp

Tue, 01/23/2007 - 07:06
AdamStewart

Sorry for the Late Reply,
The Global Temp folder is /var/tmp
I made sure it is CHMOD to 777.

I still can't figure this one out :(

Tue, 01/23/2007 - 12:19
Joe
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Does the /tmp directory exist though? It should be an actual directory, or a link to some other path like /private/tmp

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