Filesystem backup to remote server

Hi Jamie,

I am running into this problem whenever I try to use the filesystem backup to backup to a remote server over SSH.

sh: 1: /usr/lib/tar/rmt: not found
tar (child): user@ Cannot open: Input/output error
tar (child): Error is not recoverable: exiting now

I have added this under the backup options for
Path to rmt on remote system /usr/sbin/remote

Searching online for this error I cam accross this old thread -

Where you have mentioned it.
" I tried this out myself just now, as it seems that only Debian uses the wrong
path. It really looks like a bug in the tar command (or at least Debian’s package
of it).
I will add an option to Webmin in the next release for setting the --rmt-command
flag though."

Is this still a bug on Ubuntu? I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and 14.04 server.

  • jaldeguer

Attempt test restore after backup to verify? If this option is set to No. The filesystem backup to remote server works.

  • jaldeguer