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Old 03-30-2005
Question tar using mount points


i tried to tar a directory in my server but it show ensufficient space.
therefore i tried to save it to a mount point using
tar /mountpoint/newfilename file2btar
but it gives me permission denied.
i am using the root account to do this.
is it possible to tar files and put it to mounted directories?
or is the command correct?
# 2  
Old 03-30-2005
you have to type:
tar cfv /newdir/tarball /dir2backup/.

tar means tape archiver so if you don't use your tapedrive (eg:/dev/rmt/0) you have to specify another directory with the option -f. -c is create and -v is verbose....

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Old 03-31-2005

i tried this command

"tar cvf /mountpoint/newfilename.tar file2betar"
but it return me this msg
tar: /mountpoint/newfilesname.tar: Permission denied

i tried to tar the files to a mountpoint in another server because there is insufficient space in my server. but it prompted me this error.
any way to fix it?
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Old 03-31-2005
try touching a file in the mounted directory to confirm whether you have write access to it as root user ... if not able, the NFS-mounted directory you are trying to write to has exported the directory without remote root access by default ...

see "man share" and "man -s 1M share_nfs"
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