fsarchiver doesn't stop running

  • So today I had a notification that my NAS storage was up to 85% used space. Thats weird because I usually have 50% used (2TB) so I checked with ncdu to find the culpit. Well, it was a fsarchiver backup file that was 1.2 tb, when it should be 20 gb. I tried to delete the file but to my surprise it was locked, so I did htop and found this:



    Running time 7hs.


    Whats happening?

  • Can't see all of the arguments to see if it is two runs doing the same thing. Are you using the backup plugin to do this I assume? How often is it scheduled for? Hard to say what the problem is. You may have to kill the runs and delete the file it was creating.

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  • Can't see all of the arguments to see if it is two runs doing the same thing. Are you using the backup plugin to do this I assume? How often is it scheduled for? Hard to say what the problem is. You may have to kill the runs and delete the file it was creating.

    I am using the default fsarchiver plugin from omv.


    Anyway I may have found the issue. I didn't exclude /mnt and I was mounting a gsuite folder. 😊

  • I am using the default fsarchiver plugin from omv.

    There is no fsarchiver plugin. The backup plugin is the only thing that uses fsarchiver.


    nyway I may have found the issue. I didn't exclude /mnt and I was mounting a gsuite folder. 😊

    Weird. fsarchiver works with partitions but it must see fuse mounts as part of the filesystem.

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  • Yes I was referring to the backup plugin.


    Unfortunately I've made a mistake and everything is broken now. I was cleaning up the temp directory and I saw the fsarchiver temp files there, and did a rm -rf on them. BAD IDEA THEY WERE HARDLINKS. So basically I destroyed my OMV instance. I'm now trying to restore it from backup (I have my backup in my raid array) using this guide:


    How to restore OMV 4.X from backup-plugin to system SSD


    I added a step on which I format the ext4 partition with makefs.


    The issue is that after restoring using that guide I'm getting blinking cursor. I'm using system rescue cd v7.01 to restore.


    Fortunately the /mnt was mounted as readonly so nothing from the mount was deleted, and the raid array was protected because it was in use and the rm command skipped it. A miracle.

  • The omv version doesn't matter. Your grub install is not good. There a many reasons why that could happen. Try booting a debian disk and repairing grub.

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  • The omv version doesn't matter. Your grub install is not good. There a many reasons why that could happen. Try booting a debian disk and repairing grub.

    I'm restoring from a backup were GRUB worked fine, shouldn't fsarchiver backup GRUB too?. It wasn't in a separate partition. Can I repair grub using the OMV iso?

  • The omv version doesn't matter. Your grub install is not good. There a many reasons why that could happen. Try booting a debian disk and repairing grub.

    You were right, the grub install was not ok and I had to use the debian rescue cd. Now it's booting again!. Thanks very much


    What I don't understand is why there is no possibility to have a full working backup using fsarchiver. What am I missing? This whole step seems too convoluted.

  • What I don't understand is why there is no possibility to have a full working backup using fsarchiver. What am I missing?

    sure it is but it was really meant to restore over a previous install not a blank disk. ddfull would be better for new since it is a full disk image.

    This whole step seems too convoluted.

    Feel free to suggest something better. Clonezilla actually works much better but people don't want to take the downtime.

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