Dumping /usr to samba mounted drive

Mike Loiterman mike at ascendency.net
Fri Feb 3 05:47:38 PST 2006

I'm having trouble dumping /usr to a samba mounted drive.  The process dies
over processing 4 gigs worth of data.

My other partitions dump fine, but they're all less than 4 gigs.

This is the error I'm getting:

DUMP: Date of this level 0 dump: Fri Feb  3 03:31:05 2006 
   DUMP: Date of last level 0 dump: the epoch 
   DUMP: Dumping snapshot of /dev/ar0s1f (/usr) to /mnt/backup/usr-dump-l0 
   DUMP: mapping (Pass I) [regular files] 
   DUMP: mapping (Pass II) [directories] 
   DUMP: estimated 10943850 tape blocks. 
   DUMP: dumping (Pass III) [directories] 
   DUMP: dumping (Pass IV) [regular files] 
   DUMP: 6.73% done, finished in 1:09 at Fri Feb  3 04:45:29 2006 
   DUMP: 14.92% done, finished in 0:57 at Fri Feb  3 04:38:12 2006 
   DUMP: 22.98% done, finished in 0:50 at Fri Feb  3 04:36:27 2006 
   DUMP: 31.37% done, finished in 0:43 at Fri Feb  3 04:34:56 2006 
   DUMP: write error 4194320 blocks into volume 1 

The same thing happens, although I get different errors, if I use bzip2 or
gunzip to compress the partition as it is being dumped.  It obviously gets a
lot further since it's compressed, but it still dies right around 4 gigs.

How can I fix this?  Is this a samba limitation?

Mike Loiterman
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