tar: write error: unexpected EOF


 
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Old 12-05-2007
tar: write error: unexpected EOF

I am taring to disk and get this message:
tar: write error: unexpected EOF
This message is normally associated with tape devices, not disk.
Here is the syntax:
tar -cf <tarfilename> /dir
Have you seen this message on disk tars?
# 2  
Old 12-05-2007
Is the disk/partition full, or have you exceeded your quota?
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Old 12-05-2007
No; there is 3TB left in this partition. I am only taring 18GB.
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Old 12-05-2007
However, for whatever reason root is 100%.
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Old 12-05-2007
problem resolved: my target path pointed to root.
 

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