View Full Version : SD fails with mounted NFS directories

10-26-2006, 10:33 AM

I know that SD does not support backing up network drives - and that's fine, I'm not interested in doing that. However, I have two directories mounted via NFS and I'd like to make sure that SD can successfully back up my drive by ignoring these directories.

If I leave the directories mounted when I try to do the backup, SD fails. If I unmount the directories first, SD succeeds. I'd rather not have to write a pre- and post- flight script that unmounts then remounts the directories since this can cause some problems. Is there a way to let SD know that those directories are NFS mounted (surely this is in the mount table?) and not try and copy these?



10-26-2006, 01:13 PM
What error do you get, Richard? Can you exclude these directories using a copy script?

10-27-2006, 11:54 AM
I just downloaded the demo copy, so I'm not sure if a script would fix this. I wrote a simple script (to ignore those directories) but I couldn't run it since I'm not yet registered. Perhaps that solves the problem. However, for your help, here's the error that I get:

| 11:47:34 AM | Info | Unable to copy extended attributes and/or ACLs from directory /Users/richardw/classes to directory /Volumes/Backup HD/Users/richardw/classes

| 11:47:34 AM | Error | SDCopy: Failed to copy extended attributes and/or ACLs to directory /Volumes/Backup HD/Users/richardw/classes

| 11:47:35 AM | Error | : Bad file descriptor

I also hit the "Send to Shirt Pocket" on the log file so you have the whole thing, but my guess is that these last three lines are all you need.


10-27-2006, 12:00 PM
Which folder is the NFS mount? classes?

10-27-2006, 01:58 PM
Yes, mount reports (among other things):

xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:/home/richardw/research on /Users/richardw/research (nodev, nosuid, mounted by richardw)
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:/local/richardw/classes on /Users/richardw/classes (nodev, nosuid, mounted by richardw)

10-27-2006, 04:42 PM
OK, thanks. See my response to your email.