I am running some makeshift tar backups, because our tape drive is broken.
The target location of the tar file is a mounted samba share on another server on the network.
Once the tar file reaches 2 GB, I get the following error.
backupjob.bash: line 79: 25891 Broken pipe
This only happens if I run the tar command on the server it is being backed up FROM. If I run the tar command, on the server it is being backed up TO (which is grabbing the files to tar off of a mounted samba share on the main server) then it does not have this error. I dont want to have to do that though - because it has to transfer everything to be backed up, uncompressed.
What seems kind of odd about this to me -- is that my cp/mv/rm commands are all versions that can't handle large files (I think 2GB is the limit)(my tar command does not have the 2GB limit). So whenever I have had to delete a really large file, I always do it on my windows PC through samba -- which is able to delete and move large files.
So it still seems odd to me (considering samba is how I delete 2GB+ files) that I am getting this error, seemingly just because it's trying to access a 2GB+ file over samba.
Does anyone have any idea why this is happening?