Backup failing in Webmin - Please help!!

Hello fellow users…

I need some help as I’m getting used to using webmin/virtualmin’s added functionality, but I’m running into issues while trying to backup my web directories and config file and getting some errors. I tried CHMOD the folder where trying to backing up to and no luck. plz help as I’m trying to setup a successful backup.

In virtualmin trying to backup in backup virtual server (full)

to /mnt/backup/sitebackup failed :

TAR failed : sh: /mnt/backup/sitebackup: Is a directory
tar: -: Cannot write: Broken pipe
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now


In Webmin file system backup :

Performing backup of /var/www to /mnt/backup/sitebackup …

tar: /mnt/backup/sitebackup: Cannot read: Bad file descriptor
tar: At beginning of tape, quitting now
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

Thanks,
Ben

Howdy,

What output do you receive if you run these commands:

ls -l /mnt/backup/sitebackup touch /mnt/backup/sitebackup/test.txt echo foo > /mnt/backup/sitebackup/test.txt

1st:
drwxr-xr-x 7 nobody 1000 65536 Jan 3 01:54 themotorpool
-rw-r–r-- 1 nobody 1000 37069307 Jan 6 14:06 themotorpool.org.tar.gz
-rw-r–r-- 1 nobody 1000 270 Jan 6 14:06 themotorpool.org.tar.gz.info
-rw------- 1 nobody 1000 17964 Jan 6 14:06 virtualmin.tar.gz
-rw-r–r-- 1 nobody 1000 170 Jan 6 14:06 virtualmin.tar.gz.info

2nd:
nothing

3rd:
nothing

I need some help…anyone?

I really need some to try and get this resolved…

Thanks…