Strange backup failure errors

Hi I can’t seem to get a full backup of my Virtualmin working. Here are the errors it gives me:

Creating TAR file of home directory …
… TAR failed!

cat: write error: No space left on device
/bin/tar: -: Wrote only 2048 of 10240 bytes
/bin/tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

    HTTP/1.0 500 Perl execution failed Server: MiniServ/1.770 Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2015 13:34:55 GMT Content-type: text/html; Charset=iso-8859-1 Connection: close
    Error - Perl execution failed

    Failed to open /var/tmp/418848_11636_9_backup.cgi/0 for writing : No such file or directory at /usr/share/webmin/ line 1397.

Thanks for any help with this.

Hi I think I’ve now fixed this. Didn’t realise my /var/tmp was ALSO on a different partition as well as just my /tmp folder!!

So I’ve now set my temp folder for webmin to /home/tmp - my fault for thinking I was being clever partitioning up everything!!


I’m glad it’s working now!

That being in a different partition should, in theory, not be a problem… I was initially wondering if something were clearing it out on occasion.

I’m otherwise not too sure – hopefully you’ve got it working though, but if not just post a note here and hopefully we’ll sort it out.