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SUCCESS!!!! - was {Re: Backup problem using "cp"}




On 05/06/2018 09:22 AM, Richard Owlett wrote:
I'm attempting to backup current partition  to a USB connected 1 TB drive.

I get:

root@debian-jan13:/home/richard# cp -ax / "/media/richard/MISC backups/dev_sda14/" cp: cannot stat '/media/richard/MISC backups/dev_sda14/home/richard/.local/share/Trash/expunged/73080846/grub2 problem-2018-02-13/grub2 problem-2018-02-13/grub2 problem-2018-02-13/grub2 problem-2018-02-13/grub2 problem-2....018-02-13/grub2 problem-2018-02-13': File name too long


The problem turned out to be that "....local/share/Trash/expunged/73080846/grub2..." appeared under *BOTH*
/home/richard and the root directory.

I successfully ran:
root@debian-jan13:/home/richard# updatedb
root@debian-jan13:/home/richard# locate TRASH
root@debian-jan13:/home/richard# cp -ax /  /media/richard/MISC-backups/dev_sda14/
root@debian-jan13:/home/richard#

I've been introduced to many commands and some of the "logic" of the Linux way of doing things.

Thanks everybody.