View Full Version : mount_hfs: stat /private/tmp/SVUmount: No such file or directory

10-04-2005, 04:36 PM
I'm trying to backup a drive and get this error when I try. I've checked the disks with Disk Utility and all is fine.

Log file below.

[***] Tuesday, October 04, 2005 03:34:23 PM US/Eastern
|03:34:23 PM|Info| SuperDuper!, version 74, path: /Applications/SuperDuper!.app, OS: 10.3.9 (7W98)
|03:34:23 PM|Info| Source Drive: /Volumes/PantherServer, name: PantherServer, device: /dev/disk0s4 type: hfs, OS: 10.3.9 (7W98), capacity: 24.41 GB, used: 3.14 GB, directories: 24203, files: 122719
|03:34:23 PM|Info| Target Image: /Volumes/panther/PantherServerDI.dmg, name: PantherServerDI.dmg
|03:34:23 PM|Info| Copy Mode : Copy all files.
|03:34:23 PM|Info| Copy Script : Backup - all files.dset
|03:34:23 PM|Info| Transcript : ImageTranscript.plist
|03:34:23 PM|Info| PHASE: Prepare Volumes
|03:34:23 PM|Info| ...ACTION: Enable Permissions
|03:34:23 PM|Info| ......COMMAND => Enabling permissions on PantherServer
|03:34:23 PM|Info| Refreshing Disk Arbitration ...
|03:34:23 PM|Info| ......COMMAND => Verifying that permissions are enabled for PantherServer
|03:34:23 PM|Info| Permissions on '/Volumes/PantherServer' are enabled.
|03:34:23 PM|Info| ...ACTION: Prepare ASR image "PantherServerDI.dmg"
|03:34:23 PM|Info| ......COMMAND => Creating disk image PantherServerDI.dmg
|03:34:24 PM|Info| Initializing...
|03:34:24 PM|Info| Creating...
|03:34:26 PM|Info| Formatting...
|03:34:26 PM|Info| Finishing...
|03:34:26 PM|Info| created: /Volumes/panther/PantherServerDI.dmg.sparseimage
|03:34:26 PM|Info| ......COMMAND => Mounting /Volumes/panther/PantherServerDI.dmg on /tmp/SVUmount
|03:34:27 PM|Error| mount_hfs: stat /private/tmp/SVUmount: No such file or directory

10-04-2005, 04:46 PM
That's curious. The implication seems to be that you don't have a temporary directory! Could that be the case?

Maybe you should use a sparse image instead -- see this post (http://www.shirt-pocket.com/forums/showthread.php?t=81) in the FAQ for the technique to use.

10-04-2005, 05:28 PM
both /tmp and /private/tmp exist

Permissions on /tmp are:

drwxrwxrwx 39 root wheel 1326 4 Oct 15:43 tmp

Permissions on /private/tmp are:

G5:~ myuser$ ls -l /private/tmp/
total 0
drwx------ 3 myuser wheel 102 4 Oct 15:38 501

10-04-2005, 06:52 PM
Interesting. Well, I don't know why mount would refuse/fail to mount the image, but using the sparse image should resolve the problem...

10-04-2005, 07:11 PM
"using the sparse image should resolve the problem"

Not sure how to do that.. this is my first time evaluating SuperDuper!

10-04-2005, 07:18 PM
That's what the link in the previous message points to... take a look there and it should be clearer.

10-04-2005, 07:19 PM
Are you writing to an image for a reason? I assumed so, but if it's the only option available, that's because the destination isn't HFS+. There's another FAQ entry that covers that situation, too.

10-04-2005, 07:36 PM
Oops... guess I need new glasses. 8-) I'll take a look. The reason for the image is I'm trying to make a virgin copy of a system install with all software (web, database and others) to build another server in a hurry if necessary (and keep a copy on DVD). Thanks.

10-04-2005, 07:49 PM
Ah, OK. The problem you might run into is that the imaging framework in OSX is buggy in 10.3.9 -> 10.4.2. Sparse Images will be creatable, but conversion to DMG tends to fail. That's another reason to use a sparse image.

But, sparse images don't get block copied on restore. So, they're not faster than a regular file-by-file copy direct to a volume.

10-04-2005, 07:59 PM
Thanks... anything is faster than a half a day installing (and building) all the components I need. (If a drive dies) So a sparse image should be fine.

10-04-2005, 08:09 PM
Ah yes, indeed. Much better than that! :)