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ignore failed read

By edwin.elifuraha ·
I had a linux backup which fail during tar process because some files are changed during tar process and hence exit and the backup fails
Now i want to ignore this fail and continue with backup can you please give me the idea on how i can make it,i have had a little about ignore fail read now i dont know how it works
i need your help plse

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by Nico Baggus In reply to ignore failed read

tar should continue to run even if there are
errors.... anyway, in stead of reinventing some
wheels, have you looked into amanda?

The is a full blown backup tool, including
recovery, tape management, handling tape changer
control if needed etc. all from a fairly simple
config file.

It can also make backup of remote systems and
use a staging approach to increase backup speed.

I hope this helps a bit.

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by jmgarvin In reply to ignore failed read

I'll second Amanda as a pretty good tool.
http://www.harkness.co.uk/services/backup.html

Linux has about 8 trillion (give or take a few) back up tools.

I don't understand why tar is failing, but try Amanda or any one of the 12 bazillion other backup tools.

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