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Backup errors:in user_data_a5_Detail and prd_software_a4_Detail: "File removed before we read it"

  • Article Type: General
  • Product: Aleph
  • Product Version: 20
  • Relevant for Installation Type: Dedicated-Direct; Direct; Local;

Problem Symptoms:
After performing a backup with crontab and checking the result In the end of the log /exlibris/backup/logs/user_data_a5_Detail_yymmdd_hhmn.log, the error message is displayed:
tar command failed {status=1}

In the log, several errors messages are displayed:
tar: exlibris/aleph/u20_1/alephe/apache/htdocs/exlibris/aleph/a20_1/alephe/www_f_lng/icon: File removed before we read it

And similar errors are found in the /exlibris/backup/logs/prd_software_a4_Detail_yymmdd_hhmn.log:
tar: exlibris/aleph/a20_1/alephe.orig/apache/htdocs/...:

Obsolete symbolic links

Delete the link displayed in the log.

In the case of the user_data logs this was:
cd /exlibris/aleph/u20_1/alephe/apache/htdocs/exlibris/aleph/a20_1/alephe/www_f_lng
rm icon

In the case of the prd_software_a4_Detail.... log errors, all of the following symbolic links in the /exlibris/aleph/a20_1/alephe.orig/apache/htdocs directory were removed: PDS*, course*, kidscat*, pds*, staff* .

Additional Information

See also Error: tar command failed in backup logs: "File changed as we read it" .

Category: System management

  • Article last edited: 10/8/2013